Types of Braces

  
 
  

Thanks to today’s technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While regular metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming increasingly popular along with removable appliances that can be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth.

Metal & Mini-Diamond

Mini-Diamond

Mini-Diamond braces are popular with patients of all ages. Noticeably smaller than regular metal braces, this appliance is more comfortable! They’re also efficient, yielding the same treatment time as traditional braces.

Metal

Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. Metal braces are still the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. These brackets will require elastic ties (with choice of colors).


Clear

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. These braces will not stain or discolor. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile.


Clarity

Clarity™ braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. They are made from a hard ceramic material.


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.


In-Ovation R

In-Ovation R is a revolutionary new system of brackets that are not only faster for your orthodontist to use, they also can significantly shorten treatment time. In-Ovation R brackets are great-looking and smaller for greater comfort.


In-Ovation C

In-Ovation C is a self-ligating bracket, which allows more control during treatment than more traditional brackets. The difference is that they are smaller in size but also stronger and more efficient because they have a built-in clip that holds the archwires in place without the need for wire or elastic ties. This allows for greater overall attractiveness, increased comfort and a more reliable product.