morpho ORTHODONTICS

Dr. Kresimir Lackovic
DMD, MSc, Cert Ortho, FRCD(C)
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

  • 330 Bronte Street South, Unit 118
    Milton, Ontario, Canada
    L9T 7X1
  • (905) 878-8988
  • 925 Rathburn Road E, Suite D1
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    L4W 4C3
  • (905) 276-3999
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Types of Braces

Metal braces

metal braces

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type, and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

 

clear braces

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene, because ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

 

Invisible (clear) orthodontic appliances

invisalign

Invisalign®

Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's invisible! 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. Please visit our Invisalign page to learn more about this service.

 

lingual braces

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore "invisible" when you smile. Lingual braces are 100 percent customized to match the shape of your teeth; the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.


Self-ligating braces

self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, which means fewer appointments and less friction placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip instead of elastics to help the arch wire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.

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