Types of Braces

 

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

At this time we do not offer gold braces.

Invisalign®

The 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 the Invisalign system.

Invisalign® Teen

Invisalign® Teen is the clear way for teens to straighten their teeth without metal braces, using aligners. Each aligner features a Blue Dot Wear Indicator to show how long each retainer has been worn. Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for teens’ busy lifestyles.