Types of Braces
- The metal braces are made of a nickel-free, high-grade steel. These brackets are much smaller and more comfortable than those in the past. They have a flat and low profile for extra lip and cheek comfort. The steel is stain-resistant and allows low friction mechanics with orthodontic archwires. We offer a variety of colored elastics which may be changed at most appointments.
- Our clear braces are made of a translucent tooth-colored material that helps camouflage the visibility of the braces. We use one of the best quality clear brackets available: Ormco Ice brackets. These clear brackets are made out of a patented sapphire material, making it a “crystal-clear” option in your mouth! These clear braces are most popular among adult patients due to aesthetic concerns. Please see the photos below for pictures of our clear ICE brackets.
Types of Braces Overview
For a brief narrated overview of the different types of braces, please click on the image below. It will launch our flash educational Module in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about different types of braces.