Removable plates can perform simple tooth movements for one or a few teeth. Functional appliances are removable plates or fixed appliances that use forces generated by the soft tissues around the mouth to move the teeth.
Braces are the most precise and effective way to correct tooth alignment problems.
Metal braces are made from high grade stainless steel. The wire is attached to the braces with elastomeric ties, which come in a range of colours.
They are made of ceramic or plastic composite. Clear elastomeric ties are used to hold the archwire in place. Clear braces need more care than metal braces.
Invisalign® involves wearing a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners full time for two to three weeks each. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth.
The advantages of Invisalign® are that you can remove them for eating anything you like, and make it easier to clean your teeth when compared to traditional braces.