Types of Braces


More comfortable than ever before, traditional metal braces are the most common of the different types of braces. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and wires which slowly move your teeth into place. Metal braces provide you with the option for adding colored elastics for a unique, colorful smile.


Made of clear materials, ceramic braces are less visible than traditional braces. Older teenagers and adult patients with cosmetic concerns in Utah are the most frequent users of ceramic braces. Though ceramic braces are visually less prominent, they are also larger and more brittle than traditional braces and require more attention than other types of braces. Also, ceramic braces tend to be used on upper front teeth rather than on lower teeth.


Clear appliances like Invisalign use removable, invisible aligners to gradually move teeth into place. Because the aligners are transparent, no one can tell that you’re wearing them! Aligners are also removable, making it possible to eat and drink whatever you choose while still in treatment. This also makes brushing and flossing less of a hassle. With no metal to abrade the mouth, transparent aligners make for a much more comfortable treatment plan.