Types of Braces
Dr. Chris Murphy offers an array of orthodontic techniques that can help you straighten your teeth or correct bite issues in more discreet, comfortable, and even more artistic ways. Innovations in the field of orthodontics have given way to clear braces, braces that work on the back of your teeth instead of the front, removable teeth aligners, and much more. There are even options such as WildSmiles Braces®, which can display shapes such as hearts and footballs along your child’s brackets and make the orthodontic treatment process more exciting for them. Dr. Murphy can meet with you to discuss your goals and help you decide which option may be right for you.
Please take a look at some of the types of braces we offer, and follow the links for more details on each procedure. Contact Murphy Orthodontics with any questions you may have, or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Murphy.
With today’s orthodontic techniques, you don’t have to worry about having a “metal-mouth” to bring your teeth into a better position. Many new and effective braces treatments involve methods that are virtually invisible to others, helping you straighten your teeth without everyone having to know.
Damon System Braces
Damon System braces are more cosmetically pleasing than traditional metal braces, and do not need elastic ties to hold wires into the brackets. These braces are known for their efficiency – plus, they often take less time to achieve optimal results.
In-Ovation R and In-Ovation C Braces
In-Ovation R and In-Ovation C braces are smaller, less noticeable, and more comfortable and hygienic alternatives to metal braces. The technique’s unique design and innovative components can also shorten the time of your treatment.
Traditional braces have undergone a number of positive changes over the years, with designs that make them more comfortable and less noticeable to others. These tried-and-true orthodontic techniques can work wonders for straightening your teeth and improving your smile.
One of the most state-of-the-art orthodontic advances to come along in decades, Invisalign® is a system of clear teeth aligners that you can remove for eating, drinking, and daily teeth cleaning. Each aligner is designed to progressively move your teeth into the desired position, and the treatment often takes less time than traditional braces to achieve great results.
Invisalign® can not only help adults with effective and discreet orthodontic treatment, they can also be used to bring teenagers’ teeth into better alignment. Invisalign®’s clear and removable teeth aligners can be helpful for adolescents who may be worried about shouts of “metal-mouth” from their peers.
Lingual braces are placed on the back-side of the teeth, instead of the front. These braces are not only invisible to others, but they can also be beneficial for those who play contact sports or wind instruments.
Very popular among children, WildSmiles Braces® take orthodontic treatment to a new level by making the teeth straightening process more fun! WildSmiles offers patients a way to express themselves with their braces, giving them a variety of shapes for the brackets. With WildSmiles, you can have your braces fitted with hearts, stars, footballs, flowers, Superman-like diamonds, and other options. You can even mix and match them however you want. WildSmiles is composed of low-profile, stainless steel braces that work just the same as traditional braces – the only difference is their appearance. Results should not be affected in any way. While younger children are the ones who seem to get the most out of WildSmiles Braces®, this orthodontic option can be performed for patients of any age.