Traditional braces or metal braces are generally made out of high grade stainless steel. They consist of brackets that are attached to the teeth with dental adhesive, and wires that are then attached to the brackets. The wires, in turn, are attached to the brackets with ties (made of plastic or metal) and are also kept in place by them. Depending on your needs and requirements, your doctor will attach elastics, wires, springs or other objects to create force that will move your teeth to the desired position and bring on that great smile that we are all looking forward to. With metal braces, you can even get colored elastics that will make your braces look like fashion accessories!
Metal braces will correct any crooked and crowded teeth that you might have, fix your misaligned bite and correct your jaw problems should you have one.READ MORE
Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces in size and shape, but they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in with your teeth. Tooth-colored wires can be used to make them even less noticeable. They are more expensive than metal braces but they will move your teeth faster than for instance Invisalign.
Ceramic braces, like all other clear aligners, are a little more expensive than traditional metal braces due to the materials used to make them.READ MORE
Invisalign braces are not single braces that get adjusted over time like with the aforementioned ones. Invisalign constitutes a series of 18 to 30 custom-made braces that are clear plastic aligners which more resemble mouth guards. They have to be removed and replaced every 2nd week. They are almost invisible, but cannot be used for serious dental problems and can only be used for teens and adults. Treatment with Invisalign also take longer than with other braces.
Invisalign braces are removable braces that are manufactured using 3D computer imaging technology. The process involves using a series of invisible and comfortable aligners to move your teeth to the desired final position in small steps.READ MORE
Propel is an orthodontic system used in addition to brackets or aligners to speed up the tooth straightening process. It can be done in minutes. How it works, is that the bone around the teeth is stimulated, helping them to move into their correct positions faster. This can cut your treatment time by as much as 50%!
Sometimes patients opt for braces but want to have some speed built into them as well! When this happens and we find our patient fit to have a brace enhancing procedure done, we might opt for PROPEL.READ MORE
Dr. Rosie Angelakis obtained her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Miami in 1988. From 1988 – 1992 she studied at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine to obtain her DMD (Doctor of Medicinal Dentistry).
Dr. Carmona completed his dental school studies at the University of Costa Rica in 2003. In 2006, he concluded his orthodontic residency at the Intercontinental University in Mexico City.
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