Types of Braces
At Maddox Orthodontics, our aim is to provide our patients with the very best orthodontic treatment. That is why we have a range of braces available to ensure you benefit from the right orthodontic appliance for your teeth straightening needs. Although our team can treat any orthodontic problem with Invisalign aligners, some of our patients prefer to have treatment with a traditional appliance. We'll work with you to achieve the best result with an appliance you are comfortable with.
If you think of metal train tracks fixed to your teeth when you think of braces, then it’s likely you’re thinking of the classic braces. These braces are the original orthodontic appliance and are made up of three components: small metal braces, thin metal archwires and small elastic bands. The appliance has been designed in such a way as to apply a gentle force to your teeth to move them into position. Classic braces have long been used in the industry and for good reason – they are a reliable and cost-effective treatment option.
For our patients who want a cost-effective treatment option but are hesitant about being seen receiving treatment, clear braces are an ideal compromise. They utilize the traditional method that classic braces do of metal brackets, archwires and elastics to gently guide your teeth into position, but are made from ceramic which is clear. This means the brackets fitted to your teeth aren’t as obvious and make for a more discreet treatment option. Excellent results are still achieved thanks to this type of braces using the traditional teeth straightening method.
One of the most discreet treatment options we offer here at Maddox Orthodontics is lingual braces. These braces are fitted to the back surface of your teeth so are virtually invisible. The small brackets are customized to the shape of your teeth, making them extremely comfortable to wear, and the archwires guide your teeth into a straighter position, having been manufactured to reflect the contours of your teeth. This combination of being completely discreet yet achieving great results makes lingual braces one of our most popular treatment options.
Invisible braces are what many people refer to Invisalign as. This means they’re not braces in the traditional sense but still work just like braces do. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear plastic aligners, which look like thin sports mouthguards, to move your teeth into position. These aligners are changed every two weeks and can be removed when eating, brushing and flossing. You can find out more about Invisalign in our Invisalign treatment section
Do you want to start your journey to a straighter smile? Book your free consultation at Maddox Orthodontics today and find out which type of braces can straighten your teeth.