At Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics, we understand that every smile is unique, which is why we provide a variety of services to best suit your needs. Our office provides braces and clear aligner options for patients of all ages. Visit our office in either Kansas City or Sedalia for a consultation.
Metal braces are what you would recognize as your traditional braces. With the advancements in orthodontic technology today, metal braces are smaller and more comfortable than ever before. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and one of the strongest of the braces that we have available. Children especially enjoy our metal braces, as they get the option to customize their colors.
Self-ligating braces are metal braces that use “sliding door” technology. No elastic ties or steel ties are necessary with self-ligating braces, and patients often find that these braces are more comfortable than the traditional metal braces. The treatment time with self-ligating braces is also often shorter.
Ceramic braces are similar in structure to metal braces, except that the brackets are translucent, ceramic material. Adults often opt for ceramic braces for their cosmetic appeal. The only noticeable part of ceramic braces is the thin wire that runs across the brackets.
Gold braces also consist of stainless steel material, but they are coated with 24 karat gold. These fun braces are popular with all ages.
Invisalign is one of our more popular treatments with adults. The treatment is a series of customized, clear aligners. Because the aligners are virtually invisible, they are perfect for the young adult and working professional. Invisalign also provides you with flexibility, as the system generally requires fewer doctor appointments, and the aligners themselves are easily removable. Learn more about Invisalign on our Invisalign page.
Ask Dr. Kavanaugh About Braces & Invisalign
If you have any questions regarding the services and treatments we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly staff members are more than happy to answer your questions. Getting braces or Invisalign is a commitment, and we want you to have a full understanding of and confidence in your treatment plan.
Dr. Kavanaugh looks forward to working with you and helping you improve your smile. Give our Kansas City or Sedalia office a call today.