Dr. Buchwald is proud to offer a variety of options when it comes to orthodontic treatments. Each of the following types of braces have their own benefits and advantages. If you have any questions about the options below please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Metal braces use stainless steel brackets and metal wires to adjust your teeth into the desired position. At Buchwald Orthodontics, we only use high-tech self-ligating braces, meaning the braces have little doors on them that hold the wires in position. These doors eliminate the need for an additional steel wire to be tied around each brace at every visit. This makes your braces more comfortable to your cheeks, lips, and tongue and allows your adjustments to be more gentle and less time consuming.
Clear braces are similar to metal braces except they use a ceramic bracket that is almost invisible, making your orthodontic treatment just as effective yet less noticeable. Clear braces are more common for older patients because of their esthetic appeal. The clear braces we use at Buchwald Orthodontics are also self-ligating, giving them the same advantages as the metal ones. The only drawback to these braces is that they are a little more fragile than metal braces and the clear elastics used with this system are more prone to discoloration from dark foods and drinks.