Our orthodontist, Dr. Gage, at Icon Orthodontics in Calgary offers a wide range of braces options for patients.
Your dentist may have mentioned that you or your child should consider orthodontic treatment. Braces are the most common way for your Orthodontist to treat your smile. We offer the following braces options at Icon Orthodontics.
We use the 3M System - Incognito, Clarity Advanced, and Clarity SL braces for our patients. Learn More »
What are Traditional Metal Braces?
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces among patients. The design of traditional braces are the most comfortable today than ever before.
Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
What are Ceramic Braces?
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces.
Ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts.
For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.