Types of Braces
Our orthodontic braces consist of both metal braces and low-friction, self ligating braces.
Dr. MacGregor and Dr. Deller have developed this unique system which utilizes the advantages of both types of braces to provide the most efficient, comfortable, esthetic (the option of adding coloured elastics) and high-quality system available to the patient. This system is unique to Uptown Barrie Orthodontics.
Ultra-Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Ultra Clear, ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. 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 less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Invisalign aligners are invisible and removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time at our office getting adjustments.
We love recommending Invisalign for our patients, but it is not a decision we make lightly. Quality results are important to us, and our experience and expertise will allow us to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you. With Invisalign you can expect the same great result while eliminating poking wires, emergency visits, and broken appliances. Invisalign is a great alternative to braces!
Other Orthodontic Appliances
Your specific treatment plan may involve other orthodontic appliances that we offer at Uptown Barrie Orthodontics. These appliance may involve retainers, expanders, space maintainers, habit cessation appliances and other lab-fabricated, custom- fit appliances.