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Types of Braces

 

3M Mini Uni-Twin™ Brackets

The Mini Uni-Twin™ bracket allows orthodontists to start with thicker archwires, thus using fewer archwires over the entire course of treatment. Total treatment time can be decreased while maximizing overall comfort for the patient.

The brackets are also smaller, more compact in size, which enables it to be less noticeable, but not less effective. While its profile is up to 30 percent smaller than its competition, it maintains the standard size for its bracket slots, enabling it to maintain the stability and control so important to the treatment process.

The Mini Uni-Twin™ bracket also has a new mesh base. The mesh will bond to each tooth's curvature better, thus rendering the bracket sturdier than ever.

3M Clarity Advanced

Clarity™ braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Made from a hard ceramic material, these braces won't stain or discolor. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option – Clarity!

3M Incognito™

Incognito™ are a new generation of orthodontic braces for teens and adults. They are the only 100% customized orthodontic braces available on the market today. Because no two people are alike, no two sets of Incognito are alike.

Incognito are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. Incognito have the unique prescription that your orthodontist creates for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With Incognito, you get efficient, effective tooth movement and great aesthetics.

SureSmile®

The SureSmile® state-of-the-art technology yields enhanced patient comfort, fewer trips to the office and shorter treatment times. Through 3-D imaging and customizing each patient's archwires, the SureSmile system gives the doctor more control to precisely configure your treatment plan. The Shape Memory alloy wires used in the SureSmile design are more effective than the traditional archwires used in conventional braces, allowing for shorter treatment and less discomfort.

Invisalign®

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.

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