Types of Braces
Self-Ligating Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type, and are more comfortable today than ever. Made of high-grade stainless steel, they straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. Self-ligating braces are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. With self-ligating metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.
Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment; plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and contain no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
LightForce braces are custom, 3D-printed, translucent brackets which enables a faster treatment experience for both teens and adults. Every LightForce treatment plan is individually designed based on your unique tooth shape, jawline and facial structure, enabling a perfect fit throughout the straightening process. Ultimately, LightForce braces offer a custom fit for every patient, which means less discomfort, more effective straightening, more discreet brackets and shorter treatment time.