Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
The Invisalign® System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® system.
If you would like learn more about orthodontics visit our website
www.kingstowneorthodontics.com. Kingstowne Orthodontics shares the same office space and front desk with Hayfield Dental Care. Our orthodontic specialist, Dr. Frances Hamman, treats both children and adults. There is no charge for an orthodontic consultation and you do not need a referral from your dentist to see Dr. Hamman. Dr. Hamman does treat patients that are from other general dental practices. You do not need to be a patient of one of the general dentists at Hayfield Dental Care to see our orthodontist.