Types of Braces

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Metal Braces

Metal 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.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic 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.

Gold Braces

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

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating brackets (Damon®-type brackets) use a "clip" to hold the wire in the bracket. Tying and untying the wire tends to be quicker, and the placement of "colors" is not needed.

Invisalign®

The Invisalign system is a series of clear trays – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system can be used to treat practically any orthodontic problem for both adults and adolescents.

Invisalign® Teen

Invisalign Teen is the ideal solution for teenagers wanting to perfect their smile with confidence. This system uses a series of clear removable aligners with a blue dot wear indicator crafted into them so your teen knows how often to change them. Patients can still eat and drink what they want and brush and floss normally. This revolutionary system is designed specifically for teenagers and their busy lifestyles.