Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable and much smaller than they used to be. Made of high-grade stainless steel. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (colored rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Tooth Colored Braces (Ceramic braces)
These braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, these braces are used mainly on old teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as tooth colored braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, tooth colored braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Invisalign: the clear alternative to braces
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, it is really hard for people to tell you are wearing invisalign even up close. Because they are 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.
Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore "invisible" when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and therefore the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.