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Types of Braces

If you have crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or you simply don’t feel confident in your smile, we want to help! Depending on your smile assessment, Dr. Spillers and Dr. Gordon may recommend a form of braces.

We offer several types of braces in Macon and Warner Robins to help you achieve a beautiful smile and a healthy bite, while accommodating your needs.

Choose from traditional/metal braces, SmartClip™ self-ligating braces, or a form of clear aligners!

 

Clear Aligners

We also have options for patients who prefer treatment with clear aligners! No matter your age or condition, our experienced orthodontists can treat you with a form of clear aligners. We offer SO Clear Aligners, Invisalign® First for young patients, Invisalign for teens and Invisalign for adults.

Learn more about what we have to offer in clear aligner treatment!

 

Traditional/Metal Braces

The most common braces type is metal braces. This form of braces is made of high-grade, stainless steel brackets and archwires that attach to the top and bottom teeth. Patients can choose colored rubber bands each time they visit us for a braces adjustment appointment. We encourage you to have fun with your metal braces colors

 

With traditional braces, every eight to ten weeks you’ll visit our office for us to assess your progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan if necessary. At these appointments, our doctors may replace the archwire or reposition a bracket to ensure that you’re on the most efficient track to a healthy smile.

SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Braces

SmartClip™ self-ligating braces are increasingly comfortable and hygienic. This form of braces is designed to move teeth faster than traditional braces, as self-ligating brackets use a special clip mechanism that eliminates the need for metal and elastic ties and allows the teeth to move faster. 

Instead of using elastic bands to fasten the brackets to the archwire, self-ligating braces use a unique clip to hold the wire in place. This modern braces technology results in faster treatment periods and a more discreet appearance, due to the absence of elastic ties.

Elastic ties can attract and collect plaque, which makes tie-less, self-ligating braces a more hygienic alternative. In addition, because they do not use ties, self-ligating braces do not need to be tightened, and require fewer visits to our office for adjustments. These brackets also blend in with the natural appearance of your teeth!

Ready to find out which orthodontic treatment is right for you?

Cost of Braces

At Spillers Orthodontics, we want the only determining factor in your choice of treatment to be your preference. You shouldn’t be limited to a specific treatment based on your financial situation. That’s why we offer clear aligners and braces at the same cost. 

Though most people believe clear aligners and Invisalign cost more than traditional braces, we are able to provide them at the same cost. Metal braces cost the same as self-ligating braces, and all braces cost the same as clear aligners!

The cost of braces is affordable with us! We accept most insurances and offer a variety of financing options, including 0% interest in-house financing.