Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Nord Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who are self conscious about wearing braces, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. Dr. Nord will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

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.

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.

Invisalign Aligners

Clear aligners, such as the revolutionary brand Invisalign, are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are the invisible alternative for patients who don't want to wear braces or when Invisalign is not an option. Placed behind your teeth, no one will know that you are wearing them.