Types of Braces

Here at Fairbanks Orthodontic Group, we are proud to offer many different types of braces to give you the smile you deserve.

Since all people are different, especially when it comes to their wants and needs, we offer different braces to give everyone the smile they want. We are dedicated to giving our patients the orthodontic care they deserve.

Braces work by moving your teeth back into the correct position. You need to continue to visit the orthodontist regularly to ensure that your braces are working the way they should. They will need to be adjusted when needed to continue to do their job.

Traditional Braces – Even though there are many types of braces, traditional braces are still the most popular. Great strides have been made since they were first used, and they are becoming more comfortable and effective. Traditional braces use stainless steel brackets and archwires to move your teeth into their proper position. Many patients like to decorate their braces with colored rubber bands to give them a colorful and unique smile.

Self-ligating Braces – Self-ligating braces are metal just like traditional braces, though you won’t need to use colored ties. This means that you will require fewer follow-up appointments and have even less friction on your teeth. Some self-ligating braces use ceramic or even clear brackets. They use a specialized clip instead of elastics to keep the wires in place. These clips decrease the pressure on the teeth.

Clear Braces – Clear braces are less visible on your teeth than traditional braces are. Because of this, they are very common with teenagers and even adults who want better smiles. Even though you can’t see them, care needs to be taken to maintain your oral hygiene. Clear braces are more likely to break than metal braces, and you can break them when eating. Ceramic braces are more commonly used on the upper front teeth than on lower teeth so that they are less likely to break.

We offer free consultations to help you determine which option is right for you.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us today at (907) 452-2939.