Types of Braces

Types of Braces


With today's technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces, lingual braces and self-ligating braces are becoming increasingly popular along with clear appliances.

Please use the menu to learn more about the types of braces we offer, and speak with your orthodontist to determine which appliance is right for you.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic 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 braces 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, or aligners, that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move teeth. This system is available to patients with certain orthodontic bite problems.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are attached to the lingual, or tongue, side of your teeth. Lingual braces are custom-fit to your teeth, and each bracket is manufactured for each individual patient. These appliances are well-suited for adults who may worry about the aesthetics of traditional metal braces.

SPEED System

SPEED Braces are self-ligating devices made from nickel titanium, making it easier to operate the opening and closing apertures, while offering strong, reliable materials to make your treatment progress with efficiency and speed. Since this system uses no ties, patients have found it easier to keep teeth clean, resulting in better overall hygiene. The self-ligation system also cuts down on patient discomfort and gets rid of the friction caused by other appliances. SPEED Braces are small and less noticeable, offering better aesthetics to patients.