Saxe Orthodontics
Saxe Orthodontics

Types of Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating brackets are the next generation of braces. This revolutionary new system of braces is not only faster for our doctors to use, but also can shorten appointment time and overall treatment time. Micro in design, they snug up to the teeth for much less discomfort and virtually friction-free tooth movement. Plus, they are easier to keep clean! A choice of stainless steel (metal) or beautiful ceramic (clear) brackets are available to our patients.

How do self ligating braces work?

Self-ligating braces use a specialized clip or door to hold the archwire into the brace instead of an elastic or metal tie. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, reduces friction, and decreases the number of office visits because there are no elastics to replace.

Lingual Braces

Now with lingual braces, you can achieve the smile you've always wanted without lengthy treatment times, expensive cosmetic dentistry or coping with an altered appearance during treatment. Harmony (lingual) brackets are placed behind your teeth for ultimate invisibility without visible braces or removable trays, you can eat, speak, laugh and smile without anyone ever seeing your orthodontic treatment. Your smile will be improved quickly, typically in 12 to 24 weeks with lingual braces. Lingual braces are custom made, small and comfortable to wear, undetectable and result in fewer office appointments with faster results.

Wild Smiles Braces

For those who want to em"brace" their individuality, we also offer WildSmiles Braces. WildSmiles are specially designed brackets that come in a variety of fun shapes including Stars, Hearts, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Flowers and Super-Diamonds©. Patients get to choose the shapes and colors they want, making their braces as cool and unique as they are!

WildSmiles are safe and provide the same level of quality and effectiveness as conventional braces. Manufactured in the United States with surgical stainless steel, they are created to the highest standards for excellence in function, safety and aesthetics. Your child will receive the same excellent treatment outcome with WildSmiles Braces as he/she will with conventional appliances. WildSmiles are comfortable and safe for all ages.

Traditional Metal Braces

For our Phase I patients, we use the top of the line American made traditional metal braces because this age still loves to decorate their braces with colored ties. The ties are functionally necessary to hold the wire into the brace. Kids really enjoy picking from the wide assortment of colors, and designing their own patterns at each visit.