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Have you ever been unsatisfied or uncomfortable with your smile?
Braces have come a long way over the years and metal braces have improved immensely. Many individuals believe that metal braces are cumbersome and will hinder their appearance. Breakthroughs in technology have made braces smaller, more comfortable, and sleeker! Traditional metal braces consist of small metal brackets which are adhered to your teeth with a professional adhesive and then connected together by a metal wire. Over the course of months, you will meet with Dr. Vaz to tighten your braces—and start straightening your teeth!
Ceramic Braces (Tooth-Coloured Braces)
Are you ready to get braces, but worried about the “shiny metal look” that you’ll have if you get braces? Ceramic or tooth-coloured braces are a revolutionary breakthrough in orthodontics that eliminate the look of metal braces. Ceramic braces are perfect for professional individuals who aren’t confident with their smile, but want to avoid the look of metal braces. For those who like a more natural look, these tooth coloured braces are designed to match the colour of your teeth so that they are hardly noticeable to the casual onlooker.
Ceramic braces are perfect for individuals who:
Need more work done on their smile and don’t qualify for Invisalign
Want confidence while wearing braces
Want to avoid the “metal” look of braces
Want fast results
What are frictionless systems?
Frictionless systems are braces that were created to work faster than traditional braces. These braces work extremely quickly to allow crowded teeth the spacing that they need. Using materials invented by NASA, the highly flexible, space age technology wires that are used in frictionless systems produce faster results in some cases!
Designed to reduce the frictional forces during tooth movement. Studies have shown that the lesser forces needed to move teeth result in significantly lower levels of discomfort arising from tooth movement. This unique system allows for freedom of movement, which means that you will experience less pain when your teeth are being straightened.
The latest in orthodontic technology, these plastic aligners are transparent and are therefore “invisible” when worn by the patient. This system is especially popular with discerning adults. Unlike braces which are fixed to the teeth, Invisalign is removable; hence, the patient can still continue with normal brushing and flossing. Also, this system allows the patient to enjoy whatever food he wants. Invisalign is made up of a smooth, comfortable plastic instead of metal, thus ulcers and mouth sores are less likely to develop. Visits to the doctor are scheduled every two months, so this system is much appreciated by working adult patients who have a busy schedule.