Types of Braces

Types of Braces


Metal braces are the most common braces used in orthodontic care today. They are made of high grade stainless steel and are smaller and more comfortable than previous metal braces.


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.


Ceramic braces are made of translucent clear material. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only draw back to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.