Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, The Office of Dr. Gordon C. Honig can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who are self-conscious about wearing braces, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. Dr. Gordon Honig will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

Empower Self-Ligating Brackets

The smarter alternative to traditional metal braces is here! The Office of Dr. Gordon C. Honig is proud to offer Empower Self Ligating Brackets to patients in Newark and Middletown, DE.

While rubber bands are typically used by orthodontists to hold braces in place, Empower Brackets use a clip to secure the arch wire in place – allowing for quick and easy wire adjustments and less visits to the orthodontist.

Some of the benefits of Empower include:

  • Comfortable Design: Empower Brackets feature precise designs with contoured edges to keep the surface against your cheek and lips smooth.
  • Less Hassle with No Ligatures: Ligatures, or rubber bands, can stain and wear out over time – causing them to need replacement more often.
  • Self-Ligating Clips: Wire adjustments are quick and virtually more comfortable with Empower’s high-quality self ligating clips.
  • Versatile Design: No more one-size-fits-all when it comes to straightening teeth. With Empower’s cutting-edge yet versatile design and unique options available, Dr. Honig can customize your treatment based on your specific needs.

Invisible Braces

Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Invisalign aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus… brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Invisalign