Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Barrish & Lehnes Orthodontics provides our patients with more options when it comes to orthodontic treatment than ever before. While regular metal braces are still widely used, Invisalign and ceramic braces are very popular with teens and adults.
Please see below or ask us to learn more about the types of braces we offer at our office. You need to speak with Dr. Barrish, Dr. Lehnes of Dr. Sittmann to determine which type of appliance is right for you.
Traditional metal brackets are the most common type of braces and are smaller and more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics for a more unique and exciting smile.
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing aligners because they are invisible! They are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. In addition, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns.