Types of Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

damonSelf-ligating braces offer several benefits for patients. They use a self-ligation technique which requires lighter wires and lower-friction brackets to move teeth, resulting in faster treatment times and greater patient comfort. Self-ligating braces make it easier to maintain good hygiene because they are easier to keep clean. This contributes to greater health, happiness and physical attractiveness for the duration of treatment.

Lingual Braces

lingualLingual braces are placed behind the upper and/or lower teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing effect. Because the brackets and archwire are actually placed behind your teeth, they are virtually undetectable, allowing you to retain your normal appearance for the duration of treatment.

Clear Ceramic Braces

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

In-Ovation R

inovationrIn-Ovation R is a revolutionary new system of braces that is not only faster for your orthodontist to use, it also can significantly shorten treatment time. It’s great-looking and smaller for greater comfort. Plus, it offers better hygiene than conventional braces.

In-Ovation C

inovationcIn-Ovation C is a self-ligating bracket, which allows more control during treatment than more traditional brackets. The difference is that they are smaller in size but also stronger and more efficient because they have a built-in clip that holds the archwires in place without the need for wire or elastic ties. This allows for greater overall attractiveness, increased comfort and a more reliable product.

Invisalign®

invisalignThe Invisalign system is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

Haug Orthodontics

  • Alton Office - 2411 Morning Star Dr., Alton, IL 62002 Phone: 618-463-7002 Fax: 618-463-7006
  • Highland Office - 5 Central Blvd., Highland, IL 62249 Phone: 618-654-8017 Fax: 618-654-4264

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