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Types of Appliances

Well-known orthodontists with high standards of care and excellence in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics are experts in teeth straightening using the newest clear and ceramic invisible retainers. Our specialists focusing on gaps, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and uneven bites offer a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Clear (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 older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


Clear Aligners (Invisalign)

Clear Aligners Invisalign

Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.


Do you have any questions about the Types of Braces we offer? Would you like to meet with the top rated orthodontists at Gibbs Orthodontic Associates? Please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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