With today's technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces, lingual braces and self-ligating braces are becoming increasingly popular along with clear appliances.
Please use the menu to learn more about the types of braces we offer, and speak with your orthodontist to determine which appliance is right for you.
Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic braces are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
Clear aligners are made of durable plastic or acrylic material. They effectively straighten teeth without metal brackets and wires. Clear aligners are customized, comfortable and removable.
The most common type, metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. 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.