Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Self-Ligating Brackets

Self-ligating brackets utilize sliding-door technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are used with self-ligating brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, they often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed. We offer both In-Ovation and Damon series of self-ligating brackets

Clear Aligners

We can gradually move teeth into perfect position using a series of clear overlay templates called aligners, that have been generated by computer simulation. This system is available to patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for clear aligners. Our aligner choices include Invisalign and Simpli5.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed behind the upper and/or lower teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing effect. Because the brackets and archwire are actually placed at the back of your teeth, they are virtually undetectable, allowing you to retain your normal appearance for the duration of your treatment. Your doctor took courses specializing in the placement of these braces. They are custom made for your maxillofacial structure. While some patients note problems with speech initially, such problems generally disappear within a few weeks and with practice.  

Dr. Robinson was very attentive to my concerns throughout my time at his practice. He made sure that my braces worked efficiently and that they were removed on schedule. He also ensured that my smile would stay beautiful for many years to come by adding permanent retainers.

Thank you for making my orthodontic appointments so much fun! I will truly miss you guys. Thank you Dr. Robinson for my new smile!

One of the best experiences that I have had. Dr. Robinson is the best, hands down! He and his staff treat you more like family than anything else. I always enjoyed my visits. My new smile is AMAZING and my self-esteem has increased tremendously because of it. Thanks Dr. Robinson for everything!!!!

One of the best experiences that I have had. Dr. Robinson is the best, hands down! He and his staff treat you more like family than anything else. My new smile is AMAZING. Thanks Dr. Robinson for everything!!!!

 

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