Types of Braces

Finding the right braces for you.

When you get your braces, they will become a big part of your life. And when they come off, they will impact you with a nice straight smile and a definite appearance change. It is a recommended you meet with Dr. Carlo to discuss the advantages of each type of braces in function, price, maintenance and visibility. This way you will be able to find the best fit for you.

Metal Braces:

Metal braces (stainless steel) are the most popular type of braces used throughout the country. If you choose metal braces for your treatment plan, Hendrix Orthodontics utilizes the most comfortable, efficient, and technologically advanced metal braces available.

Many patients enjoy having different colors placed on their braces as a means of personal expression and fun. Because it's so simple to change the colors, feel free to swap them at every visit.

Clear Ceramic Braces:

Have you ever thought about having orthodontic treatment, but decided the 'Metal Mouth' was not for you?
Thanks to a technological and material breakthrough, it is possible to have braces that may go almost entirely unnoticed. Ceramic braces are translucent, so the only thing that shows is the natural color of your teeth.
These innovative braces could change the way you feel about having orthodontic treatment—which can certainly help change the quality of your life, and make you feel better about yourself and your smile. With ceramic braces, the focus is on you, not your braces.

Invisalign (Clear Braces):

Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.