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Metal & Clear Braces: Not Your Parents’ Braces

If you had to wear traditional metal braces yourself as a kid, you probably remember dealing with annoying o-shaped rubber bands called “ligatures” that sprang off at the worst possible times. They tended to gunk up with food as well, making it tough to clean your teeth and gums. Thank heavens those days are gone.

Our available metal braces in Harvard, MA, and Lunenburg, MA, look small, sleek, and jewel-like. You’ll sometimes hear people call them “tie-free braces.” We also sometimes refer to speed braces as “self-ligating brackets,” which is a fancy way of saying “self-binding.” This technology allows the brace’s archwire to slide back and forth freely, using a “door” to secure it. Because of speed braces, we can finally say goodbye to railroad tracks, erratic rubber bands, and painful metal tie wires!

At Walker Orthodontics, we use Clarity self-ligating brackets. These advanced metal or clear ceramic twin brackets use a special built-in clip. Specific kinds of archwire apply pressure to activate this clip, which then delivers just the right amount of pressure to each tooth. With this precise pressure technique, you’ll notice fast, highly targeted results.

Call us today to schedule a consultation. We can't wait to see you and be part of your life-changing moment!

Lunenburg | 119 Massachusetts Ave. | Lunenburg, MA 01462


Harvard | 5 Pond Rd | Harvard, MA 01451


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