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Even Traditional Braces Look Better Than Ever

With the latest advances in orthodontic technology to straighten teeth and close spaces, our patients can experience quicker, more comfortable treatment times, and they have more options to choose from. Together we will find the best solution for each person’s needs and lifestyle. Learn more about clear braces and our other treatment options below and call our office if you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation.

In-Ovation® Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces use a specialized clip in place of the elastic o-ties. This clip helps the archwire guide teeth into their ideal position, helps reduce the amount of pressure placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no o-ties to replace. Self-ligating braces are made of high-grade stainless steel; they straighten your teeth and close spaces using metal brackets and archwires. With excellent oral hygiene, you have the option of adding colored o-ties to the upper brackets for a more unique and colorful smile.

Clear Braces

At Orthodontics on Silver Lake, we know that traditional metal braces may not be right for all patients due to their highly visible nature. Because we are dedicated to giving each patient the best orthodontic care for their needs and lifestyle, we offer less visible, more attractive options. One of these is braces made from clear materials.

Clear braces offer a more aesthetic appearance due to the clear ceramic materials used. With the efficiency and control of traditional braces, clear braces provide an excellent treatment option for older teens and adults who want to improve their smile without the metal look.

What is the difference between clear braces and clear aligners?

Clear braces offer the same treatment benefits as traditional metal braces, except they are clear and less noticeable. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, are different from clear braces in that they are made of durable thin plastic designed to fit your mouth like a mouth guard.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to clear braces?

Clear braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces; however, as with any orthodontic treatment, it is important for our patients to choose the right option for their needs and lifestyle. Dr. Steckel will you help you determine whether they are the most efficient and effective treatment for you.

In addition to offering a better appearance, clear braces also help patients feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment because they know that people are focusing on their smiles rather than on their braces. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is the tendency of clear braces to discolor slightly when you drink tea, coffee, or wine and eat certain foods. Dr. Steckel will counsel you about how to keep your braces looking their best.

When you come in for your first visit, Dr. Steckel will help you decide if clear braces are the right treatment for your smile. She will answer your questions and explain the benefits of each treatment. If you would like to learn more about clear braces, or any of our other treatment options, please contact us and Schedule an Appointment today. We’re conveniently located in Dover, so we can service patients from Smyrna, Harrington, Milford, and the surrounding Kent County areas.

Discover today’s most attractive traditional braces in Dover, DE. Call Dover orthodontist Stephanie Steckel, DDS, MS, at 302.672.7776 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form.

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