Deborah A. Ferrer
DMD, MS, PA
16223 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
Monday - Thursday 9-5:30, Saturday 9-2
Braces Miramar, FL
Once upon a time, there was only one type of braces, and that was what everyone got. In fact, this once upon a time isn’t in the distant past, but only a few decades ago. Now, there are many different forms of braces that we can use when helping you or your child with straightening teeth. Read below to learn more about the treatments we offer.
Traditional Metal Braces
These are the braces everyone knows and mostly loves. In truth, these braces did not have the best reputation for a while there, but recently improvements have made them more comfortable, more effective, and less visible. As such, patients of all ages are using traditional metal braces for their treatment.
Gold braces are traditional metal braces with a gold coating on top. This coating does not improve their performance, but many patients enjoy the look. If you prefer gold to silver, these braces may be the right choice for you.
These braces are also similar to traditional metal braces. The difference here is that the bracket is made from ceramic rather than metal. Because ceramic is more fragile than metal, these braces are not suitable for all patients. However, adults and older teens who are careful and do not play contact sports can use them for less-visible treatment.
Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances
Invisalign technically isn’t braces, but it accomplishes the same goals, so many people think of the system as braces. Instead of using wires and brackets, it uses clear, invisible, removable aligners to comfortably but effectively straighten teeth. As they can be removed, we only use them with responsible patients, primarily adults and older teens.
Lingual braces get their name because they are fixed to the lingual, or tongue, side of the teeth. This makes them invisible to those around you. Because of this, we like to use these braces on patients who want the invisibility of Invisalign but are not candidates for that particular form of treatment.