Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, River City Orthodontics provides our patients with more options for orthodontic treatment than ever before. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative for straight teeth. Dr. Boyd and his team will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used today. They are smaller and more comfortable than ever before and constructed of high-grade metal alloys. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

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 teenage and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns.

Clear Aligners

Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing the aligners because they are invisible. Invisalign aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus... brushing and flossing are less of a hassle.

Contact our office today for a complimentary evaluation and we will help you determine which treatment options works best for you.