Types of Braces

Did you know that there are more options for braces than the traditional metal ones? It’s true! And at our practice, we can offer them to you. Here are the types of braces you can use when you choose us.

Traditional Metal Braces

These are what you picture when you think of braces. They are highly visible but also highly effective and very affordable. These are better than the braces of the past, so do not be afraid to consider them based on what you heard about them decades ago.

Self-Ligating Braces

These braces are similar to traditional metal braces but do not require elastic ties. They have a smaller profile, which makes them less visible. Their archwires are also more effective, so treatment with self-ligating braces is faster.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are self-ligating braces that use clear brackets. While still visible, they are less visible than metal options. These can be good for professionals as well as teens who are worried about how their braces will make them look.

Lingual Braces

If you need a full invisible option but cannot use aligners, lingual braces are a good choice. These are metal braces but they are placed on the tongue side of the teeth. This puts them out of site without compromising the results of treatment.


For mild to moderate orthodontic correction, Invisalign is a fully invisible option for treatment. It uses aligners rather than braces and has been proven effective in both clinical trials and two decades of use. This option is perhaps the most convenient of all treatments.

To learn which treatments are suited to your needs, schedule your consultation.

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