These aren’t the metal braces of the past thanks to advancements in design (think smaller and more comfortable). Metal braces consist of stainless steel brackets and wire that is held in place with elastics. The fun part? You can choose the color of your rubber bands to inject a little of your personal style into the process.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Much like traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces involve brackets, arch wire and elastics. However, they’re much less noticeable as they’re made with a translucent material to blend into your tooth color. Clear braces tend to be a good option for older teens and adults.
Self-Ligating Braces (Damon)
Self-ligating braces rely on a slide to attach the wire to the brackets so no elastics are necessary. These tie-less braces require fewer adjustments and teeth shift into place more quickly and comfortably with memory wires.
Lingual Braces (Incognito)
With lingual braces, the brackets, wires and elastics are placed behind the teeth on the tongue side so they’re practically invisible. Lingual braces are becoming more popular with teens and adults and they’re a great option for anyone in search of a truly discreet treatment option.