Types of Braces
If your teeth, jaws or facial structure aren't ideal... you're not alone! Experts estimate that as many as
75% of us could benefit from Orthodontic care. It may require braces, surgery, special appliances, or even a
combination of procedures. One thing is certain- every solution is as unique as the person it helps.
Expertise gives you greater choice by offering you the broadest spectrum of treatment options. We
help you find the fastest path to your best possible smile. That's why Dr. Hoff has mastered advanced technologies and
techniques. We continue to expand and refine our skills.
Which Tools Can Help You? Thanks to breakthroughs in materials and designs, a wide variety of
treatment options are now available. We invite you to discover what's possible. Remember, only after we examine you
and make a diagnosis can we recommend the right approach for you.
The four types of braces Dr. Hoff offers to his patients are:
Traditional Silver Braces:
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces seen today. The brackets are made with a high-grade
stainless steel and have remarkably been reduced in size in recent years for more comfort. Thin, flexible archwires
are engaged in the brackets with elastics. Elastics come in many colors and allow for customizing the look of your
braces at each office visit.
Ceramic (Tooth-Colored/ Clear) Braces:
Ceramic braces are less visible than traditional braces. They offer more esthetic approach to orthodontic treatment.
For that reason, ceramic braces are usually used on older teenagers and adults who have cosmetic concerns.
The self-ligating braces area relatively new appliance system for straightening teeth that has several benefits over
traditional braces. Self-ligating brackets are uniquely designed to allow lighter forces on the teeth and
periodontium, due to very little friction between the braes and wires. This lower friction results in a more ideal
force for tooth movement, more comfort, faster treatment times, fewer office visits and has some oral hygiene benefits
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell
you are wearing Invisalign because they are virtually invisible! 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.
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