Types of Braces

 At Cox Orthodontics, we aim to be your premier choice when you’re looking for braces in Goose Creek, Summerville, Carnes Crossroads/Cane Bay, North Charleston, or Walterboro, SC. Through our braces and other orthodontic treatments that we provide, it’s our goal to give you the beautiful and healthy smile that you’ve always desired. Some of the orthodontic treatments that we’re proud to offer include the following types of braces.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common and most popular form of orthodontic treatment. They’re made of durable stainless steel and have brackets that are bonded to the front of a patient’s teeth. An archwire runs through these brackets and helps guide the teeth into a more proper alignment. Modern metal braces have the benefit of being smaller, more comfortable, and more aesthetically-pleasing than how braces used to be.

Ice Brackets

If you’re interested in braces, but you’re worried about how you’ll appear while wearing them, Ice brackets are the choice for you! These braces work the same way as metal braces, only with one major difference – the brackets are transparent, meaning others will hardly be able to tell that you’re wearing braces. This will give you a much more discreet orthodontic treatment. Ice brackets provide the same clear appearance as ceramic braces, but they’re actually twice as durable as them.

Invisalign®

While traditional braces use brackets and wires to shift a patient’s teeth, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to gradually move teeth. Invisalign comes with many different benefits that you won’t get from standard braces. One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are clear, offering you a virtually discreet orthodontic treatment. Others won’t even know that you’re wearing them! Invisalign isn’t always suitable for every patient, so it’s important to see an orthodontist to make sure that you’re a candidate.

 

Contact Us Today! 

If you’re in or around Goose Creek, Summerville, North Charleston, Carnes Crossroads/Cane Bay or Walterboro, SC and in search of braces, you’ve come to the right place! We’re proud to offer our the latest in orthodontic treatments for our patients from our five convenient locations. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment, you can give us a call at (843) 553-4400 or fill out our online appointment request form. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions. We can’t wait to hear from you!