Types of Braces

Children's Teeth Braces

Smile Perfection at Smiles on Yonge: Exploring Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace. Transform your child’s smile with our expert Children’s Teeth Braces services. 

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

Types of braces FAQs

Smiles On Yonge offers various braces options, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, and innovative options like Invisalign® for both children and adults.

Clear metal braces combine the effectiveness of traditional metal braces with a more discreet appearance. They use clear or tooth-coloured brackets and wires, providing a less noticeable orthodontic solution.

Yes, clear metal braces are an excellent option for children who want a more inconspicuous orthodontic treatment. They offer the same benefits as traditional metal braces with a subtle appearance.

Children’s braces play a crucial role in aligning teeth, correcting bite issues, and promoting optimal oral health. They help prevent potential dental problems, ensuring a confident smile and long-term well-being.

Invisalign® is suitable for both teenagers and adults. It provides a clear and removable alternative to traditional braces, allowing for a more flexible and comfortable orthodontic experience.

The duration of orthodontic treatment varies based on individual cases. Traditional metal braces, clear metal braces, and Invisalign® may have different treatment timelines. Dr. Rashed will discuss the estimated duration during the initial consultation.

Children with braces should follow proper oral care routines, including regular brushing, flossing, and attending scheduled dental check-ups. Dr. Rashed and our team will provide personalized instructions to ensure optimal oral health during treatment.

Absolutely. Clear metal braces are a popular choice among adults seeking a more discreet orthodontic solution. They offer effective teeth alignment while maintaining a less noticeable appearance.

Dr. Rashed will assess individual needs, preferences, and orthodontic requirements during the consultation. Factors such as treatment goals, lifestyle, and aesthetic preferences will be considered to determine the most suitable type of braces.

Yes, our office offers flexible financing options to accommodate different budgets. We are committed to making orthodontic care accessible to all our patients in Richmond Hill. Call us for a consultation about your concerns.

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