Metal Braces

These are the traditional metal bracket and wires. Today’s brackets are smaller and less noticeable than what most adults remember from their adolescent life.

Pros: Least expensive type of braces

Ceramic Braces

Same size and shape as metal braces, just cleat or tooth-colored

Pros: Less noticeable than metal braces
Cons: More expensive than metal braces; easily stained if not cared for properly.

Clear Aligners

Consist of 18 to 30 custom plastic aligners. Aligners are removable and replaced every 2 weeks.

Pros: Nearly invisible
Cons: Will need extra compliance. If not being worn properly, will not work. Treatment may potentially take longer.