Types of Braces

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Metal Braces

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Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


gold braces

Gold Braces

Gold braces are similar to traditional metal braces in many ways. They are made of stainless steel, but are uniquely coated in gold. The gold coating may be considered a more cosmetic option than traditional metal braces. The cost of gold braces is surprisingly comparable to most clear braces.


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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances

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Invisalign®

Invisalign® uses a series of invisible and removable aligners to straighten your teeth. As you may suspect, Invisalign is not suitable for all patients. Generally, more simplistic problems may be candidates for Invisalign. Please feel free to ask Dr. Montoure or Dr. Hanson to discuss the specifics of Invialign as it relates to you. Click here to learn more about Invisalign.


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