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 traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who are self-conscious about wearing braces, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. What appliances work best for you, are of course,  Dr. David Huyser will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used today.  They are smaller and more comfortable than ever before and constructed of high-grade space age metal alloys. For those patients who like to fashionably show off their braces, we offer a full-color selection at no additional cost.  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.

Braces

Clear Plastic Braces

Clear plastic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, clear braces are used mainly on teenage and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene since clear plastic braces are larger. The only drawback to clear brackets is that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits with certain foods and smoking.

Ceramic-Braces

Invisible Braces

Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Invisalign aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus… brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Invisalign