Metal Braces

Metal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Damon

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Damon braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.

No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

Invisalign®

The Invisalign System straightens your teeth without brackets or wires, using a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. It's virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you are straightening your teeth.  Dr Coombs is an experienced "preferred provider" for Invisalign.  This exciting technology is advancing and becoming more capable of treating a broader range of patients- those with minimal to moderate orthodontic problems, and those at younger ages (Teen Invisalign).  Invisalign is a wonderful option especially for those who may have previously had braces, but have had changes in their smile that they want to improve.  To find out more about Invisalign, click here to visit their homepage.

Interested in Invisalign but don't want the hassle of impressions?  Come in and try our iTero digital scanner.  Our scanner digitally captures the contours of your teeth and gum tissue through state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, providing an accurate and impression-free scan of your mouth in just moments.  Not only is this a more comfortable process than impressions, but it is also much faster and accurate! After scanning, we are able to use an orthodontic simulator to compare the way your teeth look now to what they would look like after orthodontic treatment.

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