Types of Braces


Metal Braces

metalMetal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.


Ceramic Braces

clear.pngCeramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.



clear.pngClarity 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!



Simply put, LightForce Braces are 100% custom braces. Their motto is "One Size Fits One" as opposed to the "one size fits all approach" with traditional metal braces. Basically, they are the braces equivalent of clear aligners. From the intraoral scan of the patient's mouth, I digitally position the teeth on a treatment software, then after my approval, the custom braces are 3D printed specifically for the patient & shipped. It also makes it much for efficient for us to collaborate on cases requiring restorative work. 


invisalign_edit.jpgThe 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.



metal_thin.pngSureSmile 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.