Metal Self-Ligating Braces
Legler Orthodontics utilizes In-Ovation® self-ligating braces for our metal braces option. These braces offer more comfort during adjustments, as wires are secured in with a clip or door instead of being tied in tightly with a wire or elastic. They are also more comfortable day to day; since there is no tie, there is less friction between the wire and bracket, allowing the teeth to move more efficiently.
Clear Self-Ligating Braces
Adults, teens, and kids concerned with aesthetics are perfect candidates for ceramic/clear braces. Clear braces at Legler Orthodontics are self-ligating with a clip or door. Like their metal counterparts, these require no ties, which is great because the ties yellow over time. Dr. Legler uses In-Ovation clear braces because they stay clear the entire treatment time. The clip allows these ceramic brackets to perform every bit as efficiently as metal braces.
The efficiency of In-Ovation braces, both metal and clear, means that cases that used to take 28 to 30 months can now be completed in 18 to 24 months. Patients who choose In-Ovation will need to visit our Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, or Port St. Lucie, FL orthodontic office every five to seven weeks for adjustments.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners offer a totally aesthetic orthodontic option, as they are made of clear plastic. Dr. Legler uses a digital model to correct your bite and alignment, and then sends the designs to Invisalign to fabricate the custom aligners. The aligners need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day and are changed every ten days. Patients also love Invisalign because there are no food restrictions, as the aligners are removed during meals. They are also removed for oral hygiene, making brushing and flossing much easier and less time consuming than braces.
Treatment times with Invisalign vary depending on the severity of the case. The most common length of treatment is between 12 and 14 months, and patients will need to come in for adjustments every six to eight weeks.
To learn more about the types of braces available at Legler Orthodontics, simply schedule a complimentary consultation at our Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, or Port St. Lucie, FL orthodontic office. Your appointment includes a clinical exam, photos, and X-rays, so that Dr. Legler can diagnose your case and formulate treatment options.