Orthodontics is more than just straight teeth. We at Apilado Dental Clinic aim to reach a balance between the teeth and the face. In a relaxed atmosphere, your anxieties, expectations and potential achievements will be fully discussed. The various treatment options will be discussed along with future costs for treatments.
METAL BRACKETS are traditional braces that require an elastic o-shaped rubber band, called an elastic ligature to hold the arch wire onto the bracket. Sometimes orthodontists use metal tie wires (little wires which are twisted around the bracket) in place of elastic ligatures.
CERAMIC BRACKETS are almost transparent and adapt to the tooth's natural color making them very discreet. The brackets do not stain, making this a comfortable and efficient system. Adults like to choose ceramic because they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal.