You don’t have to have a mouth full of metal in order to straighten your teeth! Creative Orthodontic Associates offers invisible and nearly invisible options to help you achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams.
Ceramic braces work in the same way that traditional braces do, but are made of clear or tooth colored porcelain material instead of metal. They are attached to the orthodontic archwire using clear elastic ties or metal ligatures. Ceramic braces are a popular option as they are much less visible than traditional braces.
Clear self-ligating braces
Clear self-ligating braces combine the esthetics of clear/porcelain braces with the advantages of self-ligation. As they use a specialized clip to hold the archwire in place, the need for metal ligatures or elastic ties is eliminated with these braces. This can result in greater comfort and better hygiene. Appointment times are often shorter and fewer office visits may be required during treatment.
Lingual braces are custom manufactured for the teeth of each individual patient. Lingual braces are attached to the inside surface of the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are great option for adults who do not want to wear braces that are visible such models, actors/actresses, and adult professionals.
Clear aligners are a series custom made invisible, removable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. They use gradual force to move teeth without brackets or wires. Each aligner moves the teeth a little more into place until alignment is complete. As the aligners are removable, patients can eat or drink what they want while in treatment. Hygiene is easier with clear aligners as aligners are removed to brush and floss. Aligners are also comfortable and less likely to irritate teeth and gums during treatment. Although not suitable for all orthodontic cases, clear aligners are a great choice for many adults and teens who want straight teeth without the look of traditional braces.