Dr. A. Alexis Shrager
Board Certified Specialists,
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthodontics

Complimentary Consultation

Types of Braces

Today there are several options when it comes to wearing braces. Although metal braces are still widely used and popular, clear braces are growing in popularity. Suresmile custom wires are used routinely in our office to shorten treatment time and achiever best possible treatment results. To learn which of the following solutions is right for you, speak with your orthodontist at our Orlando Orthodontist office.

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligners that are switched out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift teeth into place. The Invisalign system is available to adult patients and some teenages with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask your orthodontist if you are a candidate for this solution.

Herbst Appliance
The Herbst appliance is used to correct the front-to-back relationship of the upper and lower jaws. The rod and tube that is used connects the upper and lower jaws and prevents the lower jaw from moving backward. Patients have no problems learning to chew their food with their lower jaw in this new position.

Damon Metal Brackets
The Damon System may be the “best modern orthodontic treatment available today” – it is a whole new way of treating patients. Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.

Ceramic Brackets
Ceramic brackets are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. Adults like to choose ceramic because they “blend in” with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal.

With SureSmile orthodontic treatment, getting braces isn’t what it used to be. You’ll get outstanding results in less time with innovative SureSmile® technology.

Expander Appliance
In certain situations a palatal expander can help avoid the need to have permanent teeth removed (bicuspid teeth). Fixed expanders are glued in and can not be taken in and out by the patient. The expander is generally worn for several months to accomplish this correction.