Dr. Rob Mirabelli, Dr. Jen Mirabelli & Dr. Stefanie Hourani
Types of Braces
Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than previous versions.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The main drawback to ceramic brackets is that they can be more fragile than traditional metal brackets.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.
The Damon® System uses a self-ligation technique using lighter wires and lower friction brackets to move teeth with a sliding action.