Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Metal braces are still the most popular type of braces today. They are made of a high grade stainless steel. Today, metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. Many teen prefer this type as colored elastic ties offset the braces nicely.



The In-Oviation bracket utilizes sliding door design know as “self-ligation”. This technology allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket, reducing friction and increasing comfort. As a result, treatment time is reduced and fewer adjustment appointments are necessary. No elastic or steel ties are used with In-Oviation brackets.


Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of a tooth-colored porcelain materal. They are most popular with adult patients and older teens, due to their attractic esthetic nature. The main drawback to ceramic braces is the fact that they are brittle and can be somewhat fragile.


Invisalign or Clear Aligner Therapy

The Invisalign system is a series of clear retainers called aligners that have been generated by a computer simulation to gradually move the teeth to a straightened position. The system is available mainly to patient with minor orthodontic problems. Schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for clear aligners.