Metal Braces Portland
Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment option currently used, and for good reasons. Metal braces are highly reliable and effective. Today’s metal braces are much sleeker and more comfortable than before. They are available in both stainless-steel and beautiful champagne gold color, and utilize a series of gentle wires to guide the teeth. The elastic ligatures on the brackets can be customized to your favorite colors.
Ceramic Braces Portland
Ceramic braces use a bracket and wire system just like traditional metal braces, however, the brackets are made of tooth colored ceramic or clear materials to help them blend in better. This is a great option for patients who want the reliability of metal braces, but don’t like the idea of a mouth full of metal. This more cosmetically pleasing solution to teeth straightening has the effectiveness of metal braces, however, patients do need to be mindful that the materials used to make these braces are more brittle and can break easier than their metal counterparts.
Invisible Treatments Portland
Lingual Braces Portland
Lingual braces are metal braces but with a twist. Rather than being placed on the outside of the teeth, they are placed on the tongue, or lingual side of the teeth. They are completely invisible to others. Lingual braces are customized to the unique shape of each person’s teeth.
Clear Aligners Portland
As an alternative to tried-and-true braces, Our orthodontist in Portland at Hillsdale Orthodontics offers clear aligners, such as Invisalign. These innovations are reshaping the entire industry and offering new opportunities for patients interested in improving their smile and bite, but who refuse to have metal braces and wires in their mouth.
At your consultation, we will discuss with you the options available, as well as the pros and cons of each. This will help you understand when certain options may be more effective and when they are not the best for your case. Schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss which treatment choices and appliances are the most ideal for your smile goals!