Metal or Traditional, Braces
This is the most common type of braces. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than they were only a few years ago. The reason most patients choose metal braces is because they’re most efficient and effective at moving teeth. You can customize your braces with colored bands and change the look of your braces with each visit.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent material and are designed to be less noticeable. This option is most popular with adult patients, due to the cosmetic appeal. They have some small disadvantages, however. Ceramic brackets are a little more fragile than metal brackets, and the elastic ties can become discolored between visits, especially if you drink a lot of coffee, tea or red wine, or if you smoke.
With either of these options, your appointments can be monthly or every other month with excellent brushing and dental care.
When you first meet Dr. Connell, you’ll appreciate his passion for life, learning, and the arts. His dedication to the health and happiness of others is clear in the way he works with patients.
Dr Connell’s commitment to lifelong learning shines through in the work he does with dental students. He has served as an adjunct associate professor at Marquette University’s highly regarded Dental School for more than 20 years and is active in several study clubs. His recommendations are based on a thorough understanding of the peer reviewed scientific literature. He has authored published editorials in the Journal of the American Dental Association(JADA) and the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics(AJODO) voicing concerns regarding over treatment.