Dr. Melissa Parker
Kingsway Orthodontics (Etobicoke)
Lakeview Orthodontics (Oakville)
There are different types of braces available to choose from, here are two of the most common options.
WHAT ARE METAL BRACES?
WHAT ARE CLEAR BRACES?
These tend to be the option most people are familiar with when talking about braces. They are also typically the most visible when worn, however, decades of advancements in orthodontic technology have meant wires and brackets have evolved to become smaller in size, with much lighter forces. This means, that braces are much more comfortable than they use to be.
Clear braces are a type of ceramic braces that help patients straighten their teeth, just like traditional metal braces. They are less noticeable than the traditional metal that’s been used for decades, but they still use wires and brackets to gradually move teeth into their new positions.
The ceramic brackets match closely to the colour of your tooth enamel, making them blend in much more than traditional metal braces. Sometimes, your wires can also be tooth coloured.