Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are smaller and more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Many types of of steel braces are available. While the bracket plays an important part, the quality of your treatment result is based upon the experience, education, skill and the ethics of Dr. Wilkinson. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored ties for a more unique and colorful smile.
Wild Smiles Brackets
WildSmiles Brackets are a phenomenal way to have more fun and effectively reach tweens and young adults. These are brackets that are shaped as stars, footballs, hearts or flowers.
Ceramic or "tooth-colored," braces are an option for patients looking for less noticable orthodontic appliances. The brackets are made from a clear crystal and blend in with the patient's teeth, making them discreet from a distance or in photos.
The ceramic brackets do tend to be slightly larger than metal braces and treatment can take a longer period of time.
Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are are easier. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Click here to learn more about Invisalign.