Call us Today:
(952) 922-7117

Types of Braces for All Ages

Traditional Metal Braces for All Ages

Traditional metal braces for all ages 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.

Clear Ceramic Braces

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

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, 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 clear aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during orthodontic treatment.

Services

  • Invisalign

    Invisalign

    Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces.A complimentary..

  • Early Prevention

    Early Prevention

    These are just a few of the questions surrounding the topic of early orthodontics.The American Association..

  • Brace Options

    Brace Options

    Dr. Ross, Dr. Lelich, and the orthodontic team at Family Orthodontics recognize that adultsand children..

  • Types of Braces

    Types of Braces

    Traditional metal braces for all ages are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable..

  • Other Orthodontics

    Surgical Orthodontics

    Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct..

  • TMJ/TMD

    TMJ/TMD

    Temporomandibular disorder may affect millions of Americans who suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well..

Our Associations

  • Association Logo
  • Association Logo
  • Association Logo
  • Association Logo
  • Association Logo