Advances Orthodontic Treatment Options For All Ages
At Backus Braces, we are proud to offer child, teen and adult patients with the latest braces technology. Whether you have a crossbite, crowded teeth or another malocclusion (bad bite), Dr. Backus and her team will provide you with a thorough orthodontic evaluation and determine the best treatment plan for you. You will be smiling bigger and brighter in no time! Our office is conveniently located in Birmingham, Alabama and we proudly provide services to patients in the surrounding areas including Sylacauga. Please read through the information below to learn about the types of braces that we offer.
SmartClip braces by 3M Unitek are a unique set of brackets, as they are a self-ligating passive system that use a specially designed clip to hold the archwire in place. Self-ligation means that the wire is allowed to moved within the bracket, which significantly lessens friction and creates greater comfort for the patient. One of the most significant differences between SmartClip self-ligating braces and conventional metal braces is that there is no need for elastic ties. SmartClip brackets also often reduce treatment time as well as the number of adjustments that are usually performed. This means less trips to the orthodontist and less time in braces!
Clarity braces feature a comfortable design with a clear appearance, making them less noticeable! These clear brackets are made of hard ceramic material, and won’t stain or discolor throughout the duration of your treatment. Clarity clear braces provide the same level of performance as metal braces, but offer a more aesthetic appeal, so it’s no wonder that these braces are becoming increasing popular, especially with our adult and teen patients.
Metal mouth. Tin Grin. We’ve all heard these dreaded terms for orthodontic braces, however Dr. Backus has a solution for patients that wish to discretely straighten their smile. Incognito braces attach to the lingual, or tongue, side of your teeth – so no one but you will know they are there! These hidden braces are custom-fit to your teeth and specific treatment plan, and each bracket is manufactured for each individual patient. Many of our adult patients choose Incognito braces who may worry about the aesthetics of conventional braces.
Invisalign invisible braces straighten your teeth with a more aesthetic appeal in comparison to traditional metal braces. The Invisalign aligners are custom made, removable and clear. This means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone but you knowing!
Schedule Your Braces Consultation
Come see us at our Birmingham and Sylacauga office today for your complimentary consultation! Dr. Backus will thoroughly examine your teeth and jaw relationships. If any malocclusions or other orthodontic problems do exist then we will advise you on the best treatment plan for you.
We look forward to meeting you!