Types of Braces

Self Ligitating Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. The type used in our practice need no elastic rubberbands to hold the wire in place. They have a small door that clips shut to hold the wire in place. This means fewer vivits to the office with the same and sometimes faster treatment times. Of corse you can still put the colors on the braces to keep things fun!

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The ceramic braces used in our practice do not need the elastic rubber bands that can stain and discolor. These also have the small door that clips shut to hold the wire in place like the braces mentioned above.  


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.