Dr. Nickolaychuk and Dr. Sharma offer comprehensive orthodontic care for patients of all ages, including self-ligating Empower2 braces, Damon™ Smile braces, clear braces, and Invisalign® clear aligners. Regardless of the type of braces you choose, you can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands.
Learn more about the braces we provide during your complimentary consultation at Kildonan Orthodontics!
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most popular type of braces available at our Winnipeg and Selkirk orthodontics offices. With the help of our Insignia orthodontic software, traditional braces will guide your teeth into the correct position smoothly and directly, reducing your treatment time and giving you the smile you want sooner than you ever thought possible.
Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Damon Smile self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Clear brackets are generally chosen when a patient is concerned about the appearance of the metal brackets. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Invisalign clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.