Types of Braces

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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.

LightForce Braces

One Size Fits One™. LightForce braces are customized, 3D-printed braces suitable for a variety of orthodontic needs in teens and adults. A fully digital process, LighForce brackets are designed from a digital scan of your mouth, personalized only to you  and positioned to the exact contours of your teeth. They’re designed to match your unique tooth shape, jawline, and facial structure, enabling a perfect fit throughout your teeth-straightening treatment. Your progress is also digitally monitored, to ensure precision treatment at all times.

The result? Greater efficiency: great results in shorter treatment times. Less time in the orthodontist chair and more time living your life. They’re also aesthetically discreet — LifeForce ceramic braces come in white or clear so you can choose the look that fits your style. Getting the smile you’ve always wanted is seamless and convenient with LifeForce braces.

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Metal Braces

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.

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Clear Braces

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.

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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.

Your Smile Transformation Starts Here!

Find out how we can give you a healthy, confident smile with braces or clear aligners in Durham, Raleigh or Cary, NC.

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Your Smile Transformation Starts Here!

Find out how we can give you a healthy, confident smile with braces or clear aligners in Durham, Raleigh or Cary, NC.

Book A free consultation