We live in a world that offers us lots of choices. From what you wear to what you eat to the music you listen to, you’ve got options. So, shouldn’t you have choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment? We think so. At Sturbridge Orthodontics, Dr. Ferdinand Sabelis offers leading-edge care for healthy, beautiful smiles. He creates custom solutions and offers our Sturbridge ortho patients the choices they deserve.
Tried and True
Orthodontic braces provide a proven method to straighten teeth and correct bite misalignment. Braces work by applying gentle pressure to move teeth into their optimal position. In the past, metal brackets and wires were the only options available. Today, your choices abound.
Traditional “metal” braces are still a popular ortho option. Small, stainless steel brackets take up less surface space on teeth for a more pleasing appearance and increased comfort. Planned movement of a wire threaded through the brackets and held in place by tiny rubber bands called ligatures guide teeth into position. Many patients opt to personalize their braces with ligatures in a fun color.
Don’t like the look of metal brackets with colorful ligatures? Choose Damon self-ligating brackets that are more discreet. These unobtrusive brackets work just like metal ones but deliver a more aesthetic appearance that many patients like.
Let’s be Clear
Invisalign clear braces are another popular choice for Sturbridge orthodontic patients. Clear, BPA-free acrylic aligners do the work of brackets and wires – without the metal. The comfortable aligners are removable, so it’s easy to keep teeth clean during treatment. Plus, you can eat what you want. Dr. Sabelis offers traditional Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.