Types of Braces

Invisalign®

invisibleA dental aligner, such as Invisalign®, is a clear vinyl tray that is used to straighten teeth in certain select situations.  Tooth movement is accomplished by using a series of trays, which when worn consistently, move your teeth in stages. Dr. Elassal can determine if your case will be ideal to treat with aligners.  Please call our office today to schedule your complimentary initial exam appointment.

 

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Metal Braces

colorMetal 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

clearCeramic 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.