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Braces old and new:

This side-by-side comparison of braces old and new illustrates the technological advances of the first 100 years of orthodontics. At left is a set of full-banded braces, ca. 1929, fashioned from metals including gold bands on the top teeth. Today's braces may feature translucent brackets and the heat-activated nickel-titanium wires developed through NASA, as shown on the right.

Removable Braces:

Removable braces can be taken out for cleaning. Although orthodontic removable appliances are usually carried out in early teenagers (Phase 1 Orthodontics), there is no age limit and many adults have orthodontic treatment. 

Fixed Braces:

These are the most common types of braces. There are many other types and Dr. Nguyen will advise you which one is the most suitable for your treatment

Invisible Braces:

Invisalign® is the invisible new way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires.


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