Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
SPEED braces are three times smaller than traditional braces. They are also more comfortable and much more hygienic. SPEED braces store energy, which causes a continuous light force. They are miniaturized spring loaded braces which are activated whenever the teeth aren’t in the correct position.
Speed Braces – Before
Speed Braces – After 6 Months
Six Month Braces and Invisalign Express
How do Invisalign Express and 6 Month Braces differ from regular braces and Invisalign?
The better your bottom and top teeth fit together, the higher the chance of avoiding dentures and implants in the future. Invisalign Express or Six Month Braces is a fast treatment only suitable for simple tooth alignment, it cannot fix the way you bite your upper and lower teeth together. In other words, short-term braces cannot correct an overbite or underbite. A short-term treatment that does not address these issues may not be able to minimise the chance of wear and tear and gum disease/tooth loss as you age and it may not be a stable treatment result.
What's the fastest way to straighten teeth?
It's rare that it will take only six months to correct a person's entire bite. Teeth can only move at a certain speed; there is a biological limit. Rapid tooth movement, moving them too fast, places your teeth at serious risk of damage. Dr Cater and Dr. Galante will recommend what's best for your bite and alignment.
How will I know what my teeth will look like at the end of treatment?
At Cater Galante we will finish your treatment when your best result has been achieved. It's that simple. View our before and after photos where you can find past patients who may have started with similar issues to yours.
If more time is needed to get your teeth in the best position, consider using Invisalign. Most people won't even notice you're straightening your teeth.
Gold braces are similar to traditional metal braces in many ways. They are made of stainless steel, but are coated gold. The gold coating may be considered a more cosmetic option than traditional metal braces. The cost of gold-coated braces is comparable to most clear braces.
Benefits of metal braces
Metal braces are the traditional method of orthodontic treatment and have a number of benefits for our patients:
- Metal braces are extremely effective. Their method of brackets, archwires and elastics is the base for other orthodontic treatment.
- Technology has enhanced the effectiveness of metal braces and today the use of smaller brackets means they are more comfortable to wear.
Book your free consultation with us today at our Rocklin or Grass Valley clinic to find out how you could benefit from metal braces.