What are the Best Type of Braces?

Graduation day, a new job, your wedding day, trying to find that special someone – why do youwant a more confident smile? Did you know a great smile can make a difference, not only personally but professionally too!

Braces are not just for kids anymore! Due to the continuous advancements in technology, there are plenty of orthodontic options available that are more desirable for teens, and adults alike. Orthodontic treatment has evolved from wearing big apparatus’ like headgear, to braces that are hidden behind the teeth. With different kinds of braces available, you can now straighten your teeth without anyone knowing that you are wearing them.

Shullman Orthodontics offers many alternatives to straightening your teeth – which option is right for you?


If metal braces are not a choice for you, then Invisalign is the solution! Invisalign is based on aligner technology, a removable, invisible alternative to braces that allows you to straighten your teeth. With each aligner, your teeth will move a small amount every day, minimizing the discomfort. As you grow out of one aligner, your orthodontist will fit you with another, that will continue to move you towards your goal in small increments.

Invisalign users, you can still eat pizza and feel great on dates without anyone knowing you are straightening your teeth. You can brush and floss your teeth in exactly the same way as you always did, and you will not have to give up any foods. In addition, you will not have to endure the discomfort associated with metal brackets or poking wires.

How would you like to see your results before committing to treatment? At Shullman Orthodontics we have the ability to offer you a smile assessment so that you can see what your teeth will look like before you begin. With the help of iTero, a revolutionary 3D digital impression, we can take digital pictures of your entire mouth, creating a 3D rendering that is then turned into a physical model – no pink goo required! You do not need to take multiple impressions, nor do you have to wait to see your models; they show up on the screen immediately as they are digitally imposed.

Lingual Braces

These braces are sometimes referred to as iBraces. Lingual Braces are bonded on the backside of your teeth making them a great option for those who want “invisible” braces. No one will ever know you are wearing them; therefore, you can confidently smile through every event that life has to offer. Unlike Invisalign® Aligners, you’ll never have to worry about remembering to insert or remove them while eating and drinking; making this a great option for many patients who are worried about compliance.


You have probably heard from friends or family that wearing braces is a long-term commitment, taking more than two years on average. Some people can not imagine having metal braces in their mouth for 24 months! With new advancements in technology, now you do not have to!

Shullman Orthodontics offers Suresmile, which can help reduce orthodontic treatment up to 34 percent when compared to regular braces. Another great advantage with SureSmile is that you do not have to visit the orthodontist nearly as often. With fewer office visits, you will have much more time to spend with family and have more availability for other social activities.

SureSmile works by using advanced imaging technology. First, a 3-D image is captured with a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scan. Then, SureSmile creates a 3-D computer model of your mouth, allowing Dr. Shullman to see your teeth from every angle. Seeing exactly how your teeth fit together, Dr. Shullman can better predict your tooth movements, in turn reducing your time required in braces.

SureSmile Treatment Planning software provides a virtual simulation tool that allows Dr. Shullman to determine the final position of your teeth and the most effective plan for your unique treatment needs. Once Dr. Shullman has determined your treatment plan, SureSmile then directs a robot to bend a shape-memory alloy archwire according to his specifications. This wire is designed to deliver gentle forces needed to move your teeth consistently and directly to their desired finishing position.

The Orthodontist Near Me for Alternatives to Braces

Dr. Howard Shullman prides himself on studying the latest orthodontic techniques and keeping up with the most up-to-date advancements in orthodontics. Our dedicated staff is here to make sure that each and every visit to our office is a pleasurable one. Find out why we are a top choice for orthodontics in Wellington, by liking us on Facebook or visiting our patient gallery

In the words of American Composers Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, songwriters for the musical Annie, “You Are Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile!”

Remember that your smile is your number one accessory for life – trust yours to an expert! Call Shullman Orthodontics to schedule your risk-free, complimentary smile assessment TODAY!