Types of Braces

Metal Braces

colorMetal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Gold Braces

goldGold braces are stainless steel braces coated with 24-karat gold and are popular with patients of all ages.

Ceramic Braces

clearCeramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Insignia™

insigniaInsignia braces are a revolutionary custom approach to orthodontics. Your braces should be custom-tailored to your teeth, your smile and your treatment plan. With the use of 3-D imaging, Insignia can create precise brackets and wires to better suit your needs, resulting in more comfort and a shorter treatment time. Orthodontists receive special training and certification to use Insignia's cutting-edge technology.

Damon® Brackets

damonDamon braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon bracket utilizes sliding-door technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.

No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

WildSmiles™

wildsmileWildSmiles brackets are made from quality stainless steel. They also can incorporate color elastic ties for added individuality. The patented designs can be mixed and matched to give everyone a truly unique smile.

Invisalign®

invisalignThe Invisalign system is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for Invisalign.

Joseph Hudgins Orthodontics

  • Carbondale Office - 1180 Cedar Ct., Carbondale, IL 62901 Phone: 618-457-7611
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  • Marion Office - 2804 E. Outer Dr., Marion, IL 62959 Phone: 618-993-8232
  • DuQuoin Office - 701 N. Washington St., DuQuoin, IL 62832 Phone: 618-790-2222

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