Metal & Ceramic Braces

Tip-Edge Plus® and 3M Unitek’s SmartClip brackets are the appliances of choice at Andolino Orthodontics for traditional “outside” braces, that is, braces that are placed on the outward facing portion of the teeth. These bracket systems produce unparalleled results – shortening treatment time, increasing patient comfort and improving esthetics.

Not only are the braces smaller and more efficient than the wire braces that were used in the past, but the wires are now made of metal alloys, rather than stainless steel, which makes them lighter, smoother and more comfortable. Some of the wires are heat-activated, which can facilitate moving the teeth at specific phases of the treatment and may reduce the number of appointments needed to make adjustments to the wires.