Types of Braces

Ceramic Braces – Clarity Advanced by 3M

Clarity Advanced
Clarity Advanced

Clarity Advanced braces are the next wave in the future of orthodontics. Originally used by adults who wanted to hide their smile, ceramic braces are now used on our patients because of the following benefits:

Reduced emergency visits by allowing a stronger bond over metal braces.

Improved hygiene because patients and parents can see food left in braces.

More options during treatment. Do you have a special event upcoming? Spend a visit with clear ties and the braces virtually disappear. Excited about colors? The clear braces allow the colors to show off even more. Our patients describe it as the colors are “floating.” Click this Braces Painter link to try-out all your color combinations.

Clarity Advanced braces never stain and when you combine them with cosmetic wires and ties the entire system blends in beautifully with your natural teeth.

3M patented technology allows Clarity Advanced braces to be removed easier and with much lower risks than standard metal braces. Best of all, we don’t charge more for these braces. Offices routinely charge $500 more to use ceramic braces. We want you to stand out from the crowd as much as us, so enjoy your beautiful braces!

Best of all, we don’t charge more for these braces. Offices routinely charge $500 more to use ceramic braces. We want you to stand out from the crowd as much as us, so enjoy your beautiful braces!


 

Lingual Braces

lingual braces

Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are the most cosmetic appliance on the market. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth; the appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians, students preparing for senior pictures, and adult professionals. Click on the Esthetique Boutique banner at the top of the page to find out why Esthetique by Emerson is Oklahoma’s only Center of Excellence for hidden lingual braces.


Clear Aligners

invisalign

Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable 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 have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Click on the Hidden Treatment banner at the top of the page to learn how Emerson Orthodontics uses Invisalign to align adult AND teen smiles.


Self-Ligating (Frictionless) 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 elastic ties to hold the wire in place. Although current research shows that these braces do not reduce your time in braces, they resist plaque build-up and are very helpful in cases where hygiene is suspected to be a problem.


Traditional Metal Braces

metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using highly flexible, space-age arch-wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastic ties to customize your braces experience! Click this Braces Painter link to try-out all your color combinations.

Forsus Appliance

clear braces

Many patients have overbite large enough that correction with rubber bands alone is difficult. Forsus appliances are used in these cases to consistently place force on the teeth to guide upper and lower arches together into the perfect bite.

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I have hated my teeth since I can remember! Finally just after my 50th birthday I can smile and be proud of my teeth! No more putting my hand over my mouth or smiling without teeth! I got my braces off today (after only 11 months worn)!!! Thank you Dr. Emerson and Thanks to your wonderful staff!!! Everyone there is wonderful. Dr. Emerson you did exactly what you said you would do and it looks better than I could have ever imagined!!! Thank you!!

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I previously worked in the dental field myself for 25 years so I'm pretty picky when it comes to doctors. Emerson Orthodontics "had me at hello"! Aside from being extremely efficient, the doctor and his (obviously well picked) staff are warm, welcoming and friendly. The exact type of office I would have enjoyed working with! Which explains why I chose them for myself and my children's orthodontic treatment!!

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