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Types of Braces

Metal and Ceramic Braces: Many young patients like these because they can customize the look with colorful ties and change their themes to match the seasons, holidays or favorite sports teams.

Self-ligating: These clear “self-ligating” brackets, such as Damon brand, eliminate the need for elastic or wire ties so there is less friction, therefore less discomfort. Shape-memory wires are used so teeth move faster with fewer adjustments.

Invisalign: Dr. Podhouser is an Elite provider of these invisible braces, which are a series of custom-made aligners that are created using a 3-D C.A.D program. Because the aligners are removed at meal times, you can still enjoy your favorite foods. Invisalign is popular choice with adult patients because of their discreet appearance and effective results.

Invisalign Teen: This effective treatment of wearing clear trays rather than brackets are now formulated for growing teens. Ask if Invisalign can be a part of your child’s treatment plan.

ACCELEDENT: Dr. Podhouser is excited to offer Acceledent to shorten the time you are in active treatment. Using gentle, hands-free micropulse technology to enhance bone remodeling, which quickens tooth movement, you may be able to cut the time in braces down by 50%. During your preliminary consult, the staff will talk with you to see if Acceledent can be a part of your treatment plan.

Watch this quick video that shows how Acceledent can cut your treatment time down by several months.