Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. The advances made in orthodontic care mean that metal braces more comfortable today than ever before! Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using brackets that are attached to your teeth and connected with archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces, also called clear braces, are made of clear materials that are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Because of this, older teenagers, adult patients, and others with cosmetic concerns often wish to consider ceramic braces. While ceramic braces stand out a lot less than other types of braces, they do require more attention to oral hygiene.
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable aligners to straighten your teeth. The best part about clear aligners? No one can tell you are wearing them because they’re 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 have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Learn more about Invisalign® here!