Types of braces at Lach Orthodontic Specialists
At Lach Orthodontic Specialists, we offer our patients a choice of metal, clear, self-ligating, computer-designed, or hidden braces. All these methods can be greatly beneficial for your smile, and Dr. Lach can help you decide what is best for you or your loved one.
Traditional braces work using a system of brackets affixed to the teeth, a metal archwire running through them, and small elastics called ligatures holding everything together.
At our office, we offer both metal and clear options for traditional braces. Metal brackets are made from durable stainless steel, while clear brackets are made from tooth-colored ceramic that helps them blend in with your natural smile.
When you come in for adjustment appointments during treatment, Dr. Lach will make targeted bends in your archwires to apply gentle pressure to your teeth. This pressure will slowly guide your teeth into proper alignment.
Self-ligating braces don’t require ligatures to straighten your smile. For this reason, we sometimes refer to them as “ligatureless braces.” The brackets of self-ligating braces have a special metal clip that allows the archwire to provide light continuous forces on the teeth during treatment.
Because of the sliding mechanism of self-ligating braces, your teeth won’t experience nearly as much friction during treatment. This ease of movement makes for added comfort, increased treatment speed, and less needed adjustments.
braces - the LightForce system
At our practice, we stay at the forefront of digital technology. We even offer a completely computer-designed treatment for our patients with braces! Using the cutting-edge LightForce system, Dr. Lach can plan every aspect of your treatment with maximum efficiency and accuracy.
The benefits of using LightForce Braces include:
- Efficient treatment, thanks to braces that are designed to match your teeth exactly.
- Ideal results - digital treatment planning means more effective bracket technology to help increase the speed of your treatment.
- The perfect fit, thanks to digital scans.
LightForce is the world’s only provider of 3D printed braces. LightForce 3D-printing technology enables Dr. Lach to tailor braces to your unique dental anatomy and treatment plan.
Our 3D computer-designed braces require fewer adjustments and office visits, and can reduce your treatment time by up to 50%.
Which type of braces is right for me?
Dr. Lach has extensive experience with all the types of braces we offer. He can use his expertise to help you decide the best treatment for you or your loved one. If you want to learn more about the types of braces we offer, you can contact us or ask us at your free consultation!