There are numerous companies that manufacture braces, each trying to design a more comfortable, esthetic and efficient version. Most of the options are quite similar, with several exceptions. Dr. Y continuously researches new products to ascertain which appliance system provides the greatest benefit to the patient and overall treatment outcome. We offer several types of braces in our office:
Metal braces are the most widely used type of braces, especially in youth.
Ceramic braces offer a more esthetic option to the traditional metal braces.
Lingual (tongue-side) braces offer the most esthetic option when braces are required. At Irvine Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics we use the INBRACE system, the most advanced lingual system available. By incorporating 3D imaging and robotically bent wires, treatment time is reduced by 30%, while providing a very esthetic treatment option and ease of oral hygiene maintenance.
Clear aligner therapy is an esthetic orthodontic treatment option that utilizes clear alignment trays to address mild to moderate orthodontic issues. The patient wears each aligner for 1-2 weeks and then switches to the next aligner. The number of aligners necessary is dependent on the severity of the orthodontic issues.
AcceleDent Optima’s patented SoftPulse Technology® applies precisely calibrated vibrations called micropulses that transmit through the roots of your teeth to the surrounding bone. This gentle vibration helps increase the cellular activity and speeds the rate in which your teeth can move.