Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces
These are sometimes described as ‘braces behind the teeth.’ These braces can be just as effective at realigning adult teeth as the traditional ‘metal and wires’ kind but are almost completely hidden. Many adults and teens who straighten their teeth choose this type of orthodontia.
Traditional and Clear Retainers
When the braces have moved the teeth into place, the patient may need to use a retainer to keep them there. There are several types of retainers available. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth.
Clear retainers are newer on the orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some retainer wearers believe clear retainers are more comfortable than Hawley retainers.
At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we offer metal braces, and clear braces from Invisalign. We’ll help you determine which are best for your bite. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry, including popular services like teeth whitening. Make an appointment with us today.
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