Types of Braces
You’ll find the best orthodontic care in the Salt Lake City area at Utah Orthodontic Care. We offer all types of braces for children, teens and adults including traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and ClearCorrect™ aligners. And, with locations from North Ogden to Orem, you’re sure to find a warm, inviting office near your home or work. Our orthodontic experts will analyze your orthodontic problem and work hard to provide you with the treatment option that best fits each person’s lifestyle. Check out the variety of affordable treatment options below.
Traditional Metal Braces
The most common type of treatment, traditional metal braces are now smaller and more comfortable than ever. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and consist of three parts. The metal brackets are glued to your teeth with a special glue and then an archwire is attached to each of the brackets and used to move the teeth through regular tightening. Lastly, tiny rubber bands, called ligatures, are designed to hold the archwire to the bracket. Our patients love to express themselves by choosing from a variety of colored bands. Metal braces are durable and have been proven to give patients fast and permanent results.
If you’re looking for something a little less noticeable but with the same excellent results as metal braces, consider our affordable clear braces. Clear braces are made of a ceramic tooth-colored material that will match the shade of your teeth. They still work with brackets, tightened by an archwire and clear rubber bands or ligatures. Because the brackets are created to match the shade of your teeth, these provide an inconspicuous alternative to metal braces.
The newest type of braces are not really braces at all, but clear plastic aligners. Our ClearCorrect™ invisible aligners straighten teeth without any metal or wires; instead, a series of smooth, removable trays use gradual force to slowly move your teeth into the desired location. We recommend you wear your aligners at least 22 hours every day, taking them out only for meals. These aligners are barely noticeable, making them a good option for patients seeking subtle, yet effective treatment.
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Can’t decide what treatment option might be best for you or your child? Call us today at 1-801-999-4431 and schedule your free consultation to learn more about our types of braces and orthodontic treatment. At your first appointment, our doctors will work with you to choose the type of braces that are perfect for you. At Utah Orthodontic Care, we work with you and your family to make sure your treatment is effective and affordable. Use our convenient online form to schedule a complimentary consultation at one of our convenient locations. We can’t wait to hear from you!