RADIANCE “Clear” Braces – Made from Sapphire Crystals
Radiance delivers a beautiful cosmetic option for those patients in which Invisalign appliances are not an option. Every Radiance bracket is a polished jewel, made from single crystal pure grown sapphire, the second hardest mineral known to man. These crystal clear braces work to straighten teeth while maintaining a brilliant appearance, virtually disappearing on the teeth thanks to their pure sapphire body. So those patients concerned about appearances in metal brackets don’t need to worry – Radiance allows them to smile in any situation. Radiance also maintains its appearance because its highly polished surface serves as a barrier to stains.
Two Types of Metal Braces featuring Technical Innovations
Empower Self Ligating Metal Braces
Empower Self Ligating Braces help make wearing braces a more positive experience. Empower’s self ligating technology uses integrated clips to hold arch wires in place instead of traditional rubber bands (ligatures). These clips allow the orthodontist to make quicker, easier wire adjustments.
Empower provides bracket style options and treatment choices to support each orthodontist’s unique philosophy. The leading edge design allows the orthodontist to provide treatment based on the patient’s needs, not a one-size-fits-all approach. Empower’s design and functionality, combined with the orthodontist’s clinical expertise means a smile that will last a lifetime.
Besides a metal bracket, there are also Empower Clear Braces. These clear, ceramic brackets combine beauty and finesse with performance and precision. Empower Clear helps deliver the confidence of a beautiful smile – both during and after treatment.
Low Profile Vertical Slot Brackets – Refined Metal Braces
Get the benefits of a small, comfortable bracket without sacrificing effectiveness. These low profile brackets feature smooth, rounded tie wings for exceptional comfort, and a vertical slot offers added convenience and versatility. The use of auxiliaries in the vertical slot gives the orthodontist control in all three planes and allows convenient engagement of severely rotated or misaligned teeth. Colored ties can be used for extra fun color coordination with the seasons, or clear ties can be used for a less visible appearance.
Invisalign® – Straighten Your Teeth without Braces
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it’s invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
For more information on which type of braces work best for you or your child, request an appointment with Dr. Lyotard at our Dallas office location today!