Braces for Kids, Teens and Adults
Want to customize your braces with colorful elastics? Would you prefer clear braces that blend in with your smile? Would you rather have braces that are completely hidden from view? Well, we have options for everyone at VanderWall Orthodontics! To find out which one of our different types of braces will bring out the best in your or your child’s smile, schedule a complimentary consultation with our Raleigh, Cary and Durham orthodontist or take a look at the choices we offer below.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. They’re still around today because they’re effective for patients of all ages. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and they shift the teeth into place using a system of brackets and thin, lightweight archwires. The modern metal braces we use are much smaller and more attractive than they used to be. They’re a popular option with our younger Cary, Durham and Raleigh braces patients because they can be personalized with colorful elastics.
Clear braces, or ceramic braces, also involve brackets and wires. However, the brackets are made of a translucent ceramic material that blends in with the smile, making them much less noticeable than metal braces. Clear braces are an excellent choice for adults and teens who want a more discreet treatment option. The clear ceramic braces we use are durable and resist staining.
InBrace® Lingual Braces
InBrace hidden braces are placed behind the teeth, so they can’t be seen at all when you smile. They’re the most invisible orthodontic treatment option available. InBrace features small brackets and custom, prescription Smartwires™ that shift the teeth into place with greater efficiency and less friction and discomfort.