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. We use a 3m Unitek Victory series bracket.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult & high school patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits, but color elastic ties can also be put on them. We use a 3m Clarity bracket.
The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.