Types of Braces

Damon® System

Damon braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon bracket utilizes "self-ligation" technology, sometimes referred to as "sliding door" technique, which allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.

No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

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.

Clarity™

Clarity braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Made from a hard ceramic material, these braces won’t stain or discolor. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option – Clarity!

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are still the most popular type because of their durability and cost effectiveness. Made of high-grade stainless steel, the brackets we use now are much smaller, more attractive and more comfortable. These brackets are bonded to the teeth with an adhesive, and they are connected by an archwire. Elastics are used to help hold the wire in place and are available in many colors.

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