Braces may seem to be the traditional route, but you may be surprised to find how small and comfortable the newest braces are, compared to older versions. When braces are first placed on the teeth we will also place a wire to connect them and start aligning the teeth. The wire is held in place by small rubber bands, which can be clear, silver or colored. When you come back for periodic checks we sometimes change your wire, but we will always change your rubber bands.
Everyone knows about metal braces, but at Franklin Orthodontics we really enjoy using clear braces too! They are made by 3M from high quality porcelain to resist staining, and the small rubber bands that hold the wire in place can be clear or colored. Ceramics are a perfect option for patients who do not want Invisalign but prefer a more esthetic look. Because we want each patient to love their smile during and after treatment there is no additional cost for esthetic brackets!