Comparing Braces: Metal, Clear & Lingual

Metal braces are the most common type of braces. Developed from a high-grade stainless steel, they are small in size, and designed to improve your comfort.

Clear braces are made from translucent material and are most popular with adults due to their cosmetic appeal. There are a few minor inconveniences to ceramic brackets. They are more fragile in design and discolouring can sometimes occur with the elastic ties between orthodontic visits.

Lingual braces are a subtle form of braces that are applied to the inside of the teeth, rather than the outside of the teeth. Because of this unconventional method, lingual braces make them the most “invisible” orthodontic treatment available to help straighten your teeth.

Not every patient is a candidate for Lingual braces and suitability will need to be determined by the Orthodontist.

The 6 Key Benefits of Braces

  • Improves appearance and self esteem
  • Guides jaw and tooth development to healthy growth positions
  • Eliminates harmful habits
  • Reduces trauma to front teeth sticking out
  • Interrupts crowding and spacing problems
  • Corrects harmful habits