Types of Braces

metal braces

Silver Braces

Silver braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, silver braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. The wire is secured to the braces with very small latex free bands; we call them o-ties. You may choose to match the silver or go for a more unique and colorful smile.

gold braces

Gold Braces

Gold braces are similar to silver braces in many ways. They are made of stainless steel but are uniquely coated in gold. The gold coating may be considered a more cosmetic option than traditional silver braces, and the cost of gold braces is the same as silver braces. A wire is secured to the braces with very small latex free bands; we call them o-ties. You may choose to match the gold or go for a more unique and colorful smile.

 

Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances

clear braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic  braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, clear braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.  A wire is secured to the braces with very small latex free bands; we call them o-ties. You may choose clear o-ties or go for a more unique and colorful smile. While clear braces are visually less prominent, they do require a bit more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are slightly larger than their metal counterparts.

invisalign

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®

Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it’s invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and contain no metal or latex. Please visit our Invisalign page to learn more.