It used to be that getting braces meant one thing: sporting a shinny grin of silver metal. But this is no longer the case. In fact, even those traditional metal braces have been given a makeover in recent years. Below are the different types of braces Hopke Orthodontics can offer you.

Traditional Braces

Traditional Braces

Smaller and lighter than they used to be, traditional braces are now made from stainless steel are less visible. These braces are the most affordable option for straightening teeth, and highly effective.

Tooth-Colored or Ceramic Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

These braces are a twist on traditional metal braces.  They use fewer parts, which makes them even less visible, and easier to clean.  With these braces, you can opt for clear, ceramic, or metal brackets.

Clear Removable Aligners


Invisalign isn’t braces, but it functions as they do, placing pressure on the teeth to move them. It uses clear plastic aligners that are invisible when worn, making it an aesthetic option for those concerned about looks.

Cosmetic Orthodontics

Which Is the Right Option?

The correct braces option depends on your wants and needs. Not all types of braces will work for every patient. When we examine you, we can determine which ones are viable options. Chances are there will be several to choose from. To find out which ones are good for you, schedule your initial consultation.

Phase I/Interceptive Braces

These early braces are used on younger children, to correct and modify the positions of the teeth and jaws. Taking this step at an early age helps us to reduce the complexity of treatment when your child is older. It can also allow us to avoid the need for surgical corrections years down the road.

Phase II Orthodontics

After a child has undergone Phase I braces, we will wait a few years for their mouth to finish developing. Once all the permanent teeth are in, we use a secondary phase of treatment to fine tune your child’s bite.

Which One Is Right For You?

There’s a good chance that you may have two or three different types of braces that you want to consider. During your consultation, our orthodontist will discuss the benefits and advantages of each type. You’ll have all of the information necessary to make an educated choice about the future of your oral health.

Call us today to schedule your free evaluation.

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