Types of Braces

Traditional Metal BracesTraditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before.

Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires.

With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

Ceramic BracesCeramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.

While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances

Ceramic BracesInvisalign®

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's clear!

Not only do aligners appear invisible, they are also removable so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle.

The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Watch the video about Invisalign in our office! Learn more about Invisalign on our website by clicking here or by visiting www.invisalign.com.

Ceramic BracesLingual Braces/Incognito

Unlike clear orthodontic appliances, lingual braces are completely invisible because they are attached to the back of the teeth.

Each bracket is 100% customized for the best results.

There is minimal discomfort and speech interference. No one will know that you are wearing braces!

Read more about lingual braces on www.hiddenbraces.com.

Self-Ligating BracesSelf-Ligating Braces

Self-ligation is a revolutionary new system of braces that significantly shortens treatment time, is more hygienic, and allows for decreased tenderness during treatment.

It is made from stainless steel or ceramic for stability and is smaller in size for aesthetics (this is great for our adult patients).The rounded structure improves patient comfort while maintaining overall performance.

Self-ligation allows for a technique using lighter wires and lower friction brackets to move teeth, while resulting in faster treatment times due to its sliding mechanism designed to maximize tooth movement with speed and efficiency.

In-Ovation Self-Ligating BracketsWe happily offer our patients In-Ovation® System Braces.

In-Ovation is a new and technically advanced system that can give you the radiant smile you have always wanted. Using light, gentle forces, In-Ovation makes the path to a beautiful smile faster and more comfortable than you ever thought possible!

Traditional Braces vs. In-Ovation System Braces

A Beautiful Smile is Fast and Easy!

With In-Ovation, you can achieve amazing results faster — often, depending on your treatment needs, months sooner than with other braces.

In-Ovation BracesWith In-Ovation You Can Have…

  • Faster results
  • Shorter appointments
  • Fewer office visits
  • Greater comfort
  • Improved facial proportion and appearance

Attractive Advantages For You…

In-Ovation comes in three styles that look great and are comfortable to wear. Ask your doctor which In-Ovation bracket is best for you!

  • In-Ovation R is smaller and has a lower profile than other self-ligating brackets. With no elastic or metal ties, you will have less irritation, less plaque build-up, and less difficulty keeping your teeth clean.
  • In-Ovation C is a translucent ceramic bracket that offers fast and comfortable treatment with the added benefit of high aesthetics.
  • In-Ovation L (MTM) offers a superb alternative to tray aligners for patients requiring 6mm of movement or less. Completely invisible, L (MTM) self-ligating "quick clips" work within a few short months to give you the perfect smile you have always wanted.

Learn more about In-Ovation on their website at www.gacinovation.com.

Wild Smiles Brackets

Wild Smiles Brackets

Wild Smiles braces are the fun alternative to conventional braces! They come in unique bracket shapes: Star, Heart, Soccer Ball, Flower and Football.

Learn more about Wild Smiles Brackets on their website at www.wildsmiles4you.com.