Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Metal braces offer durability and comfort throughout treatment. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored alastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics offers In-Ovation, or self-ligating braces, which are made from the same materials as traditional braces. They use a specialized clip instead of elastics in order to help move your teeth into the correct position. This clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on your teeth and decreases the number of adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics offers clear ceramic brackets which can be more aesthetically pleasing to some patients. They use the same components as traditional braces — except that the brackets on the front side of the teeth are made of a translucent ceramic material that blends in with the tooth’s natural color. his system has become a favorite for adults (including some well-known celebrities) because, unless you look closely, it’s hard to notice they are there.
We have another option for personalizing conventional metal braces. Make your smile unique with gold-colored brackets to create some individuality and have some fun. Some patients like the color of gold for their braces because they feel it has a warmer look than stainless steel, and thus helps the braces blend in better with their smile.
Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics is proud to offer WildSmiles Braces to our trendsetter patients. These brackets are customizable to your unique personality and offer the same capabilities as traditional square metal brackets. Change up your smile with fun metal shapes including football, star, flower, soccer ball, basketball, heart, or superhero .
Invisalign is growing in popularity among young patients as well as adults who desire a beautiful healthy smile with a removable option. Invisalign consists of a series of invisible, removable, comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Invisible, as well as removable, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Brushing and flossing are virtually hassle-free.