Different Types of Braces
Metal Braces (Traditional)
Metal braces are created with stainless steel, and utilize colored elastics. These brackets are attached to the front of the tooth and are connected to every tooth that needs movement through orthodontics.
Ceramic (Semi-Clear) Braces
Ceramic braces use materials that are not as visible as traditional braces. If you are concerned with the aesthetic side of wearing braces, this could be a great option for you!
Very much like the metal braces, the traditional self-ligating brackets are made of stainless steel. However, these do not use the colored elastics. They have a small door that holds the wire in place as it moves your teeth into place. This door helps to reduce the pressure that is placed on your teeth and also requires fewer adjustments. The self-ligating braces are also available in ceramic.