Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about these braces is that you can see them. Contemporary braces are made of super strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable. Their density makes them ultra slippery so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today's braces, in combination with other high tech materials mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.
Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that unlike traditional stainless steel braces, with ceramic braces your smile will not look 'metallic.' In addition, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won't stain or discolor over long periods of time. Dr. Lamansky can let you know if you are a candidate for ceramic braces.
For those looking for a unique appearance that combines the advantages of traditional metal braces with a jewellry style look, gold braces are available. The warm tone of gold is always in style.
Special braces placed on the inside of the teeth are an option for some patients. They offer a truly invisible appearance when combined with the high tech materials and techniques now available to the modern orthodontic patient.