Types of Braces

Smile! Lewis Orthodontics has so many options for helping you get your smile straight. No matter what you prefer (braces you can’t see, clear braces, or traditional metal braces), we have options. Lewis Orthodontics carries every major type of braces including:

Whether you want braces you can’t see or more traditional braces, we can work with you to build a plan that works for your budget, time frame, and ultimately reaches your goal of straightening crooked teeth, and enjoying a straighter smile.

Invisalign® Aligner Therapy

If you’re looking for an alternative to braces, or braces you can’t see, Invisalign® Aligner Therapy might be the right option for you. Invisalign straightens your teeth without braces by using clear custom aligners that slowly move your teeth into the correct position.

Here are some of the benefits of straightening your teeth with Invisalign®: 

  • Invisalign® Aligners are almost invisible, even to the people wearing them.
  • Clear aligners are comfortable because they are flexible and lightweight plastic.
  • The plastic in Invisalign® causes almost no irritation to your mouth compared to many types of braces.
  • You can eat whatever you want while usings Invisalign® as long as you brush your teeth when you’re finished.
  • Using Invisalign®  to straighten your teeth is very low maintenance compared to braces. Patients only need to remember to change custom aligners every few weeks and brush their teeth often.
  • Invisalign® Aligners are removable making it easy to brush and floss your teeth when compared to many types of braces.

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth without the hassle, or the appearance of traditional braces, Invisalign® Aligner Therapy provides all the benefits of traditional braces without the inconvenience.

Contact Lewis Orthodontics in Lyndhurst, OH to schedule a free consultation for Invisalign®, braces you can’t see, clear braces, ceramic braces, traditional braces, or other types of braces.

Self Ligating Braces

Although they look very similar to traditional braces, only a little more stylish, self ligating braces offer more convenience than traditional braces. Self ligating braces do away with the need for expansion appliances, and don’t require rubber bands or ties. The small clips and doors hold the wires on your braces intact without any bands.  This allows you to go without tightening appointments altogether and still achieve straighter teeth faster. Self ligating braces move teeth quickly and are easier to clean than traditional braces.  People using self ligating brackets also tend to need tooth extractions less often than those using traditional metal braces, especially patients with overcrowding.

Dr. Lewis in Lyndhurst, OH can help you choose the best type of braces to straighten your teeth during your free consultation. Lewis Orthodontics also offers traditional metal braces, clear braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign®, and other types of braces.

Traditional Braces

Traditional metal braces are a very cost effective way for adults and children to get braces. The lower cost of traditional metal braces is usually the deciding factor when a patient chooses conventional braces over other types of braces. They also offer additional perks like a variety of fun colors for kids and neutral and clear tones for adults who don’t want to draw attention to their teeth. Children who need braces often find it fun to choose their favorite colors to incorporate into their orthodontic treatment.

However, traditional braces are not maintenance free so it’s important for a potential patient to consider the upkeep associated with traditional braces. For example, adults and children with traditional braces need to see their orthodontist regularly (every 4-6 weeks). The orthodontist then tightens the elastic ligatures that keep the right amount of pressure on each tooth.

Additionally, oral hygiene while wearing traditional braces can be challenging, especially when your braces are new. One of the biggest challenges to oral hygiene is that some types of foods will get caught in your braces, making it extremely challenging to keep traditional braces clean if you aren’t adjusting your diet.

All of these obstacles can be overcome and will soon become a normal part of your routine once you are use to your braces. With that said, traditional braces really are a great option for straightening crooked teeth.

Lewis Orthodontics in Lyndhurst, Ohio offers free consultations to help you decide what braces are best for your smile and your budget. Lewis Orthodontics offers several different types of braces including self ligating braces, braces you can’t see, clear braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, and Insignia braces.

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Clear ceramic braces are a great option for people who need braces but don’t like the metallic look of traditional braces. Clear braces offer a better option than traditional braces for people who want braces you can’t see or braces that are almost invisible. Adults who need braces are often inclined towards ceramic braces because they aren’t that noticeable on most people.

Although clear braces offer the perk of looking better than traditional braces, there are some cons to getting ceramic braces.

Ceramic braces are slightly more fragile than metal and occasionally fracture. Although it’s not as dangerous as it sounds, clear braces do tend to work better for adults who need braces, as opposed to children who need braces because kids can be a little more accident prone.

Clear or ceramic braces also cost a little more than traditional braces. For more information on clear braces, ceramic braces, braces you can’t see, braces you can barely see, and other types of braces available, schedule a free consultation with Lewis Orthodontics, in Lyndhurst OH.

Insignia® (Custom Braces)

Insignia custom braces allow Dr. Lewis to design a roadmap just for your smile. The digital plan allows for you to see your smile before it’s finished. This truly advanced software allows for patients who are wondering about types of braces to see what their teeth will look like the day that they get their braces off. Having their goal in sight, what they will look like when their braces are gone, gives patients the confidence to go forward with treatment and pursue the smile they’ve always wanted.

Everything about Insignia Custom Braces is exclusive to your smile. The roadmap for your orthodontic treatment, the brackets, and even the wires, are designed to fit you for the best possible results. What does that mean for someone looking for braces? Accelerated, more effective treatment due to customized planning with Insignia. Insignia removes any guesswork that your orthodontist would have had to do without help from this software. That means less time in braces, less time in the orthodontist's chair, and a much shorter wait until you receive your new smile.

Lewis Orthodontics, in Lyndhurst, OH offers free consultations to help you understand the types of braces available and discover the right braces for you. In addition to Insignia Custom Braces, Lewis Orthodontics, in Lyndhurst OH, offers braces you can’t see, Invisalign, clear braces, ceramic braces, and traditional metal braces.


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