Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Huyser Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While regular metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming increasingly popular along with removable appliances that can be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth.

Please see below or ask us to learn more about the types of braces we offer at our office. You need to speak with your orthodontist to determine which appliance is right for you.

Metal Braces

Metal braces have become much smaller since the earlier days of orthodontics.  The micro-arch braces used at Huyser Orthodontics facilitate hygiene and minimize patient discomfort from irritation.  The “space-age” nickel titanium wires placed in the braces are super-elastic and allow for easier alignment of crowded teeth with less discomfort.

Colored Braces

For those patients who like to fashionably show off their braces, we offer a full color selection at no additional cost.  Colors range from the traditional spectrum to pastel, jelly and even glow-in-the-dark.  You can choose colors to show your school spirit or support your favorite sports team, to celebrate an upcoming holiday, or just pick any artistic creation of your choice to show off your beautiful smile.  Your colors can be changed at every adjustment visit (6-8 weeks), so you’re not stuck wearing the same color for the entire treatment.

Clear Braces (Plastic)

For those patients who prefer their braces to be less conspicuous, we offer an aesthetic bracket.  The plastic brackets are made of a composite material that is translucent as well as stain and wear resistant.  Unlike ceramic brackets that can fracture the enamel when removed, plastic brackets are removed similar to metal brackets.  Also, plastic brackets do not wear the enamel of opposing teeth like ceramic brackets.

Clear Aligners (Invisalign®)

Clear appliances (such as Invisalign®) use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth.  You can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are more easily accomplished than with braces.  The aligners have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.  Though many patients have been thrilled with their aligner results, not all bite types can be corrected with this form of treatment.

A FREE initial consultation will determine if you are a candidate for clear aligner treatment.