Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, more attractive and most durable.
Nickel Free Braces
For those patients with a Nickel allergy or hypersensitivity, Dr. Harman suggests Nickel-free MTX brackets from Dynaflex as one option to reduce exposure to the Nickel Ion.
Damon braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.
No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
Our clear braces (brackets) are made of translucent ceramic-porcelain material that does not stain. They are most popular with patients due to their cosmetic appeal.
Gold Plated Braces
Gold braces are Electroplated 24 Karat gold metal brackets. Do you have a Nickel allergy or hypersensitivity? Gold braces are another great alternative for our Nickel sensitive patients.
The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.