Types of Braces
Self-ligating means that the brackets are attached to the teeth as with traditional bracket systems however, each of the brackets are connected to one another via an arch wire that rests in the slot of the bracket. Self-ligation creates less friction and more force that moves the teeth faster with less discomfort. Our Edmonton orthodontic practice specializes in making self-ligating braces a great fit. Just remember modern braces are smaller and more comfortable —with low profiles and strong adhesives.
These tooth-colored brackets now are a great option to make braces less noticeable. This clear style of braces are popular with teens and adults who want to make a less noticeable statement with their commitment to a healthier set of teeth. Our Edmonton Orthodontic clinic uses these often, as they are small and smooth for your comfort.
Invisalign is also an exciting and versatile treatment option that allows our patients to remove their appliances whenever they feel it is inconvenient to wear them. Even when worn, they are virtually undetectable. During the consultation, you and Dr. Leong will discuss your case in detail to determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign now addresses many cases, from simple to more complex. We will help you determine if Invisalign is the right choice right for you.