Types of Braces

When you think of braces, you may think of traditional bracket-and-wire braces. Although traditional braces are still an effective option, we know that they aren’t everyone’s style.

We offer different types of braces in Las Vegas, because our patients are individuals with unique needs and preferences that we want to accommodate. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all orthodontic treatment.

No matter your orthodontic condition, Dr. Saxe and Dr. Drowley have a treatment option that aligns with your needs, gets you to your smile goals, and empowers you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your treatment process.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating brackets are the next generation of braces. This revolutionary new system of braces works faster than traditional braces, shortening appointment time and overall treatment time.

These braces are designed for comfort. The brackets are smaller than traditional brackets, and the self-ligating mechanism produces virtually friction-free tooth movement. Plus, self-ligating braces don’t use rubber bands, so they’re easier to keep clean. Choose from stainless steel (metal) or beautiful ceramic (clear) brackets with this modern form of bra

How do self ligating braces work?

Self-ligating braces use a specialized clip or ‘door’ to hold the archwire into the bracket, instead of an elastic or metal tie. This clip slide mechanism helps to reduce the amount of pressure placed on each tooth, which reduces friction, and decreases the number of office visits required during treatment.

Self-Ligating Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Perhaps the most well-known form of braces, traditional metal braces are often used for our Phase I patients. We only use top-of-the line, high-quality, American-made traditional metal braces. Our younger patients love to decorate their braces with colored rubber bands. Kids really enjoy picking from the wide assortment of braces colors, and designing their own patterns at each visit. These bands are functionally necessary to hold the wire into the bracket, but they also allow for some funky creativity.

Traditional Metal Braces

Clear Aligners

We also offer different clear aligner options as an alternative to braces! Choose from Invisalign®, ClearCorrect, Red, White & Blue, and Simpli 5 aligners.

Clear aligner therapy works in a series of transparent, plastic aligners that fit over the top teeth and bottom teeth. These aligners are removable, comfortable, virtually-undetectable, and highly effective.

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Have questions about different types of braces?

Our knowledgeable team is here to answer your questions! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our goal is to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile, with a safe and comfortable treatment process.

We’ll always take the time to explain everything you need to know about your current orthodontic condition and your available treatment options. We want you to have a positive treatment experience that ends in an incredible smile.

If you’re ready to find out which type of braces is best-suited for you or your child, request your complimentary consultation with us today!

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