Ceramic brackets are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. People like to choose ceramic brackets because they “blend in” with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had. The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear.
Invisalign is great for people who do not have severe dental problems. The “braces” consist of strong plastic trays that are fabricated especially for you. They are indeed invisible. If your bite is not severely off and your teeth are not severely crooked, then Invisalign would be a good choice. You would be able to get your teeth straightened without anyone seeing that you are wearing “braces”!
This appeals too many adults, especially people who wore traditional braces as children and then need more treatment later in life. Now we offer Invisalign teen which is an excellent alternative for the teen who doesn’t want the tin grin.
The SLX Bracket System is the fastest and most efficient type of braces on the market. Gentle forces result in less pain and treatment times of between 7 and 18 months. The SLX Bracket System is ideal in arch expansion, and superior to previously used “Damon Wires”, accomplishing the same amount of arch expansion in less time.