TYPES OF BRACES
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces available. Dr. Levin uses only low profile brackets, so that you will be more comfortable today than ever before. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful look.
Gold braces are similar to traditional metal braces in many ways. They are also made of high-grade stainless steel, but are coated in gold. Gold may be considered a more cosmetic option than traditional metal braces. And, the cost of gold braces is surprisingly comparable to most clear braces.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Ceramic braces tend to be used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene because ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts.
Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one will be able to tell you are seeing an orthodontist unless they get really close! Not only are the aligners virtually undetectable, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. Click here to learn more.
Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces do take some getting used to, but they are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.