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Braces have a profound effect on the lives of the people who receive it. Dental braces are such a common treatment because of the wide variety of oral problems they fix.

Braces correct crooked teeth and misaligned bites. They help correct structural issues that can make it difficult to eat or speak. They are amazing for correcting developmental issues in young children’s mouths so they can grow up with healthy teeth, jaws, and self-image.

With so many positive benefits, it’s no wonder how often they are used, and how many varieties there are now. Innovations in braces technology mean that more people can have access to braces and have more options to choose from. Here are some available varieties of braces.

Traditional Metal Braces – These are the braces you are most familiar with. These have fantastic corrective power and are the most common type of braces.
Ceramic Braces – These use the same bracket and wire system that metal braces use, but these are made with a ceramic that blends into your teeth, reducing the visual impact that traditional braces can have.
Clear Plastic Braces – These are braces such as Invisalign® or ClearCorrect®. They use removable clear plastic trays to gently nudge your teeth into place. While lacking some of the corrective power of traditional braces, they make up of it in convenience and discreteness

To learn more about your options for orthodontic braces, call Kirby Nelson Orthodontics in North Bend, Washington, today to schedule a consultation with our orthodontists, Drs. Nelson and Lee.