Denver Orthodontic Treatments
Braces, knowns as “fixed appliances” are a common way to treat complex orthodontic problems. Unlike removable aligners, like Invisalign, braces aren’t taken off during the course of your day. In fact, they are typically adhered to the teeth with special orthodontic cement and metal bands.
Braces are a valuable tool to straighten your smile, realign the facial structure, and renew you or your child’s confidence. Learn more about this comprehensive treatment by reading below. You can also call our Denver orthodontists at (303) 366-9090 to schedule an appointment.
Traditional Metal Braces
These are usually the first thing many people think when they hear the word “braces.” They are also the most common type of braces, consisting of fixed stainless-steel wires they stretch across the full length of your smile. These wires are cemented to the front of the teeth through brackets that allow the wire to gently and gradually be tightened to shift the teeth into their proper position.
We are able to provide our patients with unique and superior services, such as:
- RMO FLI® Twin - FLI® Twin brackets are able to provide outstanding quality in conventional stainless steel bracket design. They are focused on making sure you get a better aesthetic as well as a comfortable option.
- RMO® FLI® CSL Brackets - Passive self-ligating brackets that deliver superior performance and convenience together with unmatched aesthetics into one remarkable appliance system. The ceramic construction provides a 100% nickel-free solution with reliable strength and durability while offering a clear alternative to metal braces.
Metal braces are more cost effective and advances in orthodontic technology mean they are also more comfortable and lighter than ever. Some people even love them because of the option to customize their braces with the colors of their choice.
Ceramic braces are clear, making them nearly invisible. In recent years, this has become a popular option, especially with adults. They work the same as traditional braces, save for the fact that the brackets are made from clear ceramic that blends with your tooth’s color.
Ceramic braces have a few disadvantages. They cost more than traditional braces and are generally less durable. The elastic attaching the brackets to the wire can also stain from eating, although they are generally changed out every month so this may not be a problem for most. Many people, including a few prominent celebrities, elect to have ceramic braces in order to keep their brilliant smile.
Call (303) 366-9090 to discuss your options with our skilled Denver orthodontist. Lowry Orthodontics can also be reached online.
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