Types of Braces in Prosper, Little Elm, & Frisco, TX
At Corbridge Orthodontics, our mission is simple: help patients ranging from children and teenagers to adult professionals achieve a beautiful, healthy smile through quality orthodontic treatment. We're proud to be a leading orthodontist serving Frisco, Prosper, Little Elm, and the surrounding areas, and we strive to provide personalized treatments that fit into our patients' lifestyles and budgets – not the other way around. We also understand that every patient is different, which is why we offer a variety of types of braces to suit any schedule or lifestyle.
Traditional Metal Braces
While modern orthodontic treatment offers a variety of alternatives like Invisalign, the classic form of treatment is the original: traditional metal braces. Made from stainless steel, metal braces consist of small brackets glued to the front of teeth and a thin, springy archwire running through them. Modern metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever, and metal braces provide one of the most cost-effective and reliable treatments on the market.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Clear braces, also called ceramic braces, use the same basic method as traditional metal braces – the only difference is that instead of stainless steel, the brackets are made from a clear ceramic composite material that blends in with teeth. While this means clear braces are slightly more fragile and the elastic ties may visibly discolor between visits, clear braces provide a discreet, aesthetically appealing treatment option that's just as powerful as traditional braces.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
If you're looking for an alternative to braces or want a more discreet treatment option, Invisalign can't be beaten. Invisalign does away with brackets and wires entirely. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable trays, called aligners, to straighten the teeth. Invisalign aligners are completely removable and lay directly flat against the dental arch, which gives them a number of advantages over braces:
- Virtually invisible when worn
- Easy to take in and out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
- Still enjoy your favorite foods
- Smooth aligners for improved comfort
Schedule a Consultation with Your Frisco, TX Orthodontist
Each of these orthodontic treatment methods comes with its own advantages and drawbacks, and ultimately, the ideal treatment for you depends on your unique situation. And if you're ready to find out the ideal treatment for you and start towards a gorgeous new smile, we'd love to help you do it! Contact us today to learn more about our treatments or use our online appointment request form to schedule your orthodontic consultation. We can't wait to hear from you!