What Types of Braces Are There?

Braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth. Dr. Gregory Lamansky at Associated Orthodontists, which has orthodontics offices in Wasau, Marshfield and Eau Claire, WI, offers high-quality braces for their patients. Today, many individuals are getting braces to straighten their teeth. Here’s a look at the options that are available.

Metal Braces

Made of stainless steel, metal dental braces straighten your smile using metal archwires and brackets. Your dentist in Wasau, Marshfield and Eau Claire offers metal dental braces with brackets that are smaller and less noticeable than the bulky, “metal-mouth” dental braces that many people remember.


Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to conventional metal braces for orthodontic patients. Invisalign straightens teeth using removable aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. Invisalign can treat many of the same issues as regular braces, and it can be done in a discreet manner due to the clear trays.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are the same as conventional metal braces, except that the wires and brackets are placed on the inside of teeth. Because the hardware is on the back of your teeth, lingual braces are invisible. Due to this positioning, they are sometimes called “inside” braces.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic dental braces are the same shape and size as traditional metal braces, but that they have tooth-colored archwires and brackets than blend in with your teeth. Some ceramic dental braces even use tooth-colored wires. Ceramic dental braces move teeth faster than clear aligners.

Are you ready to take your smile from ordinary to extraordinary? If you want a straight smile, call Associated Orthodontists right now to schedule your consultation. We have offices in Wasau, Marshfield and Eau Claire, WI. Remember, it’s never too late to beautify your smile.

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