Types of Braces

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Metal Braces

metal_color.pngMetal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Clear Braces

damon_clear.pngCeramic 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.

Invisalign®

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

Invisalign® Teen

invisalign.pngNow teenagers don’t have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profile pictures, thanks to Invisalign Teen! Invisalign Teen is the clear way to correct your smile without metal braces but with clear aligners. The aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can discreetly straighten your teeth, and you can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth.