At Waikato Orthodontics Centre we use several different types of appliances to straighten teeth - These braces range from the traditional metal braces, to Invisalign Clear Aligners, to hidden lingual (at the back of the teeth) braces. We’ll recommend the best type of braces for your teeth at your orthodontic consultation but here’s a guide to the different types we have available.
Fixed appliances is the fancy name for “braces”. Braces have definitely come a long way over the years. There are now literally hundreds of different types of brackets (the part stuck on the teeth) that come in all shapes, forms and sizes
Temporary Anchorage Devices are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy. As the name implies, they're temporary — they usually remain in place during some months of treatment, and then they are removed.