Types of Braces
Pitts 21 Braces
Pitts 21 was designed to create wide, beautiful 12 tooth smiles. With the precision of Pitts 21, Dr. Maruko will be able to deliver exceptional results in fewer appointments. Pitts 21 braces are designed with smooth rounded corners to create a more comfortable experience. Brackets also have a smaller profile, and a rubber band-less door, which supports better hygiene since plaque has less of an opportunity to accumulate. The braces are specially designed to move teeth faster and with less force, so there is almost no discomfort. With our virtually frictionless system, tooth movement will go unnoticed and the results will be apparent sooner.
If traditional braces aren't your preferred method of treatment, clear aligners may be right for you. Without the use of wires or brackets, clear aligners straighten your smile using a series of clear aligners. Each aligner is custom made and removable, so brushing, flossing, and eating is uninterrupted. A new aligner is given to you by Dr. Maruko every number of weeks that slowly move your teeth into the desired position. Some crowding, spacing, crossbites, and overbites can be corrected using clear aligners.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. The brackets and wires we utilize are made of high quality stainless steel metal. Advancements in technology have allowed for the brackets we utilize to be more effective, smaller, and as a result, more comfortable compared to a couple of years ago. In addition, you will have the option of adding colored ties (as pictured to the left) and choose a different color and pattern of your choice for a more colorful smile!
Ceramic Clear Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials, therefore, making them less noticeable then traditional metal braces. Since ceramic braces blend in with the color of your teeth, many of our teenage and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns find that ceramic braces are a great alternative. Although they are visually less prominent, ceramic braces are slightly larger then metal braces and require more attention to oral hygiene.