Types of Braces


With SureSmile, your doctor delivers the most precise orthodontic treatment available. The SureSmile braces are designed for you with advanced technology to move your teeth more accurately than ever before. After your SureSmile wire is inserted, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful, healthy smile sooner than you thought possible.

Instead of the doctor bending an archwire by hand, a SureSmile wire is custom-shaped by a robot. Once the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. It’s this precise, smooth movement that enables great results, a more comfortable experience than traditional braces and shorter treatment time.


Self-ligating brackets utilize technology integrated clips to hold arch wires in place instead of traditional rubber bands that tend to stain and wear out.  This makes for quicker and potentially more comfortable wire adjustments.  Self-ligating brackets come in both the traditional metal and also in clear.  For those youngsters who want to “show their colors”, traditional rubber bands can actually be harmlessly placed over these self-ligating brackets in the color of his/her choice.


Lingual braces attach to the inside (or lingual side) of your teeth and utilize self-ligating technology.  These means an integrated clip holds your arch wire in place instead of traditional rubber bands.  Because they are on the INSIDE of your teeth, no one will know you are wearing braces.  Typically lingual braces are only used on the upper teeth.


Clear braces have become a popular alternative to the traditional metal brackets, particularly in adult treatment applications.  Because the brackets are constructed clear or tooth-colored materials, they are virtually invisible on the teeth.  They utilize self-ligating technology which eliminates the need for rubber ties which can discolor and yellow over time.

No matter which type of braces you and your doctor decide is the best treatment for you, a beautiful smile and more confident self will be a lifelong result!