Types of Braces

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Mini Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. Dr. Stefanovic uses the smallest metal braces currently available- “Mini” brackets. They are made of high-grade surgical stainless steel. These metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. Most of our patients who have metal braces, also enjoy “changing their colors” at each office visit.

Feel free to “experiment” with your own color designs by using the interactive chart below.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign®

The Invisalign® System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® system.

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