Types of Braces
Our office offers several types of braces to fit every patient’s needs, smile goals, preferences, and lifestyle.
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment to correct dental and jaw misalignments. It is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear “braces.” Although it has been around for decades, they now use smaller, more comfortable, and more efficient high-grade stainless steel brackets. Children & teens love this option because they can pick colors for the elastics to show their personality or in time for holidays.
Clear or ceramic braces are one of the most popular options for straightening teeth in teens & adults. This is perfect for patients who want something fixed but less visible than metal braces. It uses tooth-colored brackets that blend with your natural teeth – making it look more discreet than metal braces.
This type of braces is called “self-ligating” because it doesn’t use colored elastics to hold the archwire within the brackets. It has a specialized door or clip mechanism that holds the archwire, causing less friction on the tooth than elastics. Self-ligating braces require fewer visits to our office because there are no elastics to change. They are also easy to clean because of their design. It comes in two different options: metal and clear.