Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Traditional, silver-colored metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. With the recent advancements in technology, today's metal brackets are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than ever before.

Clarity™ Ceramic Braces

Clarity™ braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Made from a hard ceramic material, these braces won't stain or discolor. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option – Clarity!

Incognito™

Incognito™ braces are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. Incognito braces have the unique prescription that your orthodontist creates for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With Incognito braces, you get efficient, effective tooth movement and great aesthetics.

SureSmile®

The SureSmile® state-of-the-art technology yields enhanced patient comfort, fewer trips to the office and shorter treatment times.

Through 3-D imaging and customizing each patient's archwires, the SureSmile system gives the doctor more control to precisely configure your treatment plan. The Shape Memory alloy wires used in the SureSmile design are more effective than the traditional archwires used in conventional braces, allowing for shorter treatment and less discomfort.

SmartClip™

The SmartClip™ appliance by 3M Unitek is a unique self-ligating passive bracket system that uses a specially designed clip in the bracket to hold the archwire in place. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, SmartClip brackets often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

Invisalign®

Created with 3-D computer technology, the Invisalign system is a series of clear trays, called aligners, gradually move the teeth into their perfect position. Invisalign is most commonly prescribed to adult patients with certain minor orthodontic bite problems. Please be sure to ask if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.