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Thanks to the revolutionary designs of invisible braces such as Invisalign®, or the discreet nature of lingual braces, orthodontic treatments have come a long way since the days of massive steel rods hooked to our mouths. With modern technology, braces no longer carry the incapacitating social stigma that existed in days gone by. Like many things in our world, you now have a variety of options to choose from:

– Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most commonly used brackets. Metal brackets are glued to each tooth, and wires connect each bracket. Rubber bands are also required.

– Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but not as visible. They offer more aesthetic and cosmetic appeal over traditional metal braces.

– Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are similar to metal braces, but lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, not the visible front.

– Invisalign® Clear Aligners: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible aligners that can be removed daily.

Orthodontic treatments just keep getting better. If you would like to know more about your options for braces, please make an appointment by contacting Dr. at Smiley Dental Hampton via phone at 214.467.4800. You can also stop by our office in Dallas, Texas. Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!