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.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
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.
Clarity™ SL Self Ligating
Clarity SL braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. They use a self-ligation technique, which results in faster treatment. In addition, Clarity SL braces have a smooth, molded edge for comfort. These braces have no ligatures to attract plaque, and have a clean, open slot design, which makes them easier to keep clean. This contributes to greater health, happiness and physical attractiveness for the duration of patient treatment.