Types of Braces at Rawlins Orthodontics


metal braces

Hi-Tech metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel and designed for less friction (speed!), metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and space-age wires making treatment faster than with traditional metal braces. You have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. We get it! You want colors! Colors are awesome!



clear braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, clear braces are used mainly on patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than metal braces. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.




Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable plastic 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.

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