Types of Braces

Share:

Metal Braces

Metal 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.

Ceramic Braces

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 brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces U arch w/mirrorLIngual Braces U OcclusalLingual braces are brackets that are attached to the inside (tongue side) of the upper teeth, lower teeth, or both.  They are made so their rounded edges are fairly comfortable, moving the teeth with brackets and wires in the same way as traditional braces, but without any braces showing on the outside of the teeth. Lingual braces may be used for minor teeth movement and are a superior product to "invisible" removable aligners, as movement is quicker and more precise.  A consultation would be required to determine if the patient is a candidate for lingual braces.  There is no charge for any first visit.

ClearCorrect™

ClearCorrect™ is the clear, simple way to straighten your teeth without using traditional metal braces. ClearCorrect allows you to show off your outstanding smile all throughout your treatment!  The aligners are customized, removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can eat and drink whatever you want. Simply brush and floss as normal to maintain healthy gums and teeth.  This technique works best if used for minor tooth movement and alignment.