Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Up North Orthodontics can provide our patients with the best options when it comes to wearing braces. This page gives a brief summary of some of the more common types of appliances we use in our office.

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 metal alloys. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

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 teenage and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns.

Invisalign Aligners

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 the 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.