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Tucson’s favorite orthodontist, Dr. Andrew Kassman of Kassman 3D Orthodontics offers the most advanced orthodontics for children, teens and adults, including metal braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, lingual braces, and clear ceramic braces. Call us today for a free consultation for braces at our conveniently located orthodontics office in Tucson, AZ!
Learn more about the types of braces and orthodontics offered by Kassman 3D Orthodontics. We even offer orthodontics and technology for straighter teeth in half the time!
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 metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Additionally, we offer gold brackets and wires if you prefer your braces to have a different look that the traditional option. Gold braces and brackets still function the same as traditional metal braces and are still as durable, however, they offer a different look than their traditional counterparts.
Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional metal braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than metal braces. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Incognito™ lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore invisible when you smile. Incognito™ lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth; the gold appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable type of braces for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.
When you arrive at Kassman 3D Orthodontics for your Kassman Smile Assessment, Dr. Kassman will help you determine which type of braces are right for your treatment and lifestyle. You may even be a candidate for an alternative to braces. Schedule your free Kassman Smile Assessment today and take one step closer to your perfect smile.
Dr. Kassman understands the importance of a smile you can share with confidence. Additionally, he wants you to feel confident with your decision for your journey to your best smile ever. Here are a few ways to get started: