Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

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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 (Sapphire) Braces

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Gone are the cloudy ceramic braces of old - Dr. Jones uses RadianceTM sapphire braces. Sapphire braces are made of lab-grown, crystal clear sapphire and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, sapphire 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 sapphire braces are slightly larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. 


Clear Aligners

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. Dr. Jones prefers ClearCorrectTM brand aligners because of their excellent results and superior customer service.


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