Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable.
These braces, made of a clear crystal, allow the color of your teeth to come through, making them nearly invisible. They work the same as traditional braces, but with a more aesthetic look.
Self-ligating brackets utilize (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allow the wires to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are used with self-ligating brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, self-ligating braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
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.