Hildebrand Exclusive Mini Braces
Mini metal braces are the newest and most amazing thing since sliced bread! The older type, which most orthodontists use, take much longer to treat cases, so Dr. Jed decided to use only the lastest technology in braces by offering mini braces to all his patients at no additional cost.
These types of braces are more comfortable than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, mini metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With the mini metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Sometimes Dr. Jed will prescribe self-ligating braces, which are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of the color bands, which many people prefer. They are the same size as traditional metal braces, which are bulkier than the mini braces and could slow down treatment.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, they are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
While they are visually less prominent, they require more attention to oral hygiene because ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Clear Aligners (Invisalign®)
Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment; plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and contain no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. They are not as effective as traditional braces and on rare occasions can be prescribed to patients.
We offer all our patients the wonderful clear retainers that hold their teeth straight and help protect from grinding at night. Bonded retainers are offered at the end of treatment because Dr. Jed knows all the hard work and effort patients put into getting their teeth straight; so we want to keep them straight with the best possible retainer on the market.
Dr. Jed is proud to offer this unique new gold chain that is the best retainer on the market to all his patients.