Types of Braces


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.

Porcelain Braces

Porcelain braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to porcelain braces are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign®

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.

Gold Braces

Gold braces are stainless steel braces coated with 24-karat gold. They are low profile (smaller) brace and have a less metalic appearance. Making gold braces a popular choice with our adult patients.  


 Speed Braces

The Speed Appliance is a self-ligating device made from nickel titanium. This makes it easier to operate the opening and closing apertures, while offering you strong, reliable materials to make your treatment progress with efficiency and, as its name suggests, speed. In addition, because there are no ties to get in the way, patients have found it easier to keep clean, which results in better overall hygiene during the time of treatment.

The self-ligation also cuts down on patient discomfort and gets rid of the friction caused by other appliances. In addition, because it is small, it is less noticeable, which helps patients feel better about themselves as they move through the treatment process.

Contact us to see if this system is an option for you.

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