Types of Braces

Ceramic "Clear" Braces

ClearCeramic 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 some of the ties used can discolor between orthodontic visits.  We try not to use those ties at every appointment.  We like to use a white coated tie that does not discolor or stain.

"Gold-tone" Braces

Gold Tone The Gold-tone braces are a nice soft metal color that compliments the natural tones of teeth.   Gold-tone or color ties can be used.  They are just as small as the "regular" stainless steel/metal braces.

Stainless Steel Braces

untitled-4712 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.