Types of Braces

No matter your age, your current orthodontic condition or your lifestyle, we have a treatment option that’ll make you smile.

When you visit us for your complimentary consultation, Dr. Scarborough or Dr. Loflin will thoroughly examine your condition, discuss your preferences and help you make the best decision for you or your child’s smile.

Traditional Metal Braces

For patients who prefer a traditional treatment option, we offer metal braces! Metal braces are made of high-grade space age metal alloys; they use brackets, archwires and elastic bands to straighten the teeth and align the jaw bones. 

With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. Choose from a wide range of braces colors every time you visit us for a braces adjustment appointment.

Gold Braces

Interested in a more unique alternative to traditional braces? Gold braces function the same as traditional braces, are equally as effective as traditional braces—and add a little extra flair to your smile. 

Gold braces are made of high-grade stainless steel brackets and archwires, coated in 24-karat gold. You can choose gold-colored elastics to complete your look with a discreet, monochromatic color scheme.

Damon® Self-Ligating Braces (Clear and Metal)

Damon braces have self-ligating brackets, which means they don’t require elastic ties to hold the archwire to the bracket. Instead, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that enables the archwire to be clipped into the bracket. 

Damon’s tie-less technology reduces the amount of friction applied to the teeth to make for a more comfortable, convenient and quicker treatment process. We provide Damon braces and Damon Clear braces!

Damon braces are made of high-quality metal material and Damon Clear braces are made of ceramic, tooth-colored material. Damon brackets, both clear and metal, are smaller and more discreet than traditional brackets.

Clear aligners

If you would rather choose a more subtle option than the traditional route of metal or gold braces, then clear aligners may be your best choice. These clear braces are made of durable plastic that’s customized to your teeth.

Unlike braces with brackets, these clear braces are removable and are to be worn around 20 to 22 hours a day. They are popular among patients of all ages and provide a convenient way to create a beautiful smile.

Cost of Braces

The personalized treatment plan your orthodontist creates for you will be just as unique as you; we don’t do one-size-fits-all treatment. 

We offer flexible, affordable payment plans to help you cover the cost of braces or Invisalign. Transparency is one of our core values, and we will never add additional fees or secret charges to your payment plan. What you see in your all-inclusive fee is what you can expect!

Your braces costs will depend on a few factors, including:

  • The length of your treatment plan
  • The severity of your condition
  • Any additional appliances included in your treatment
  • The payment plan you choose and any discounts you receive – (see if any of our discounts apply to you!)
  • Your orthodontic insurance coverage

At your first visit to our office, we’ll discuss your financial needs to design a payment plan that works for you.

Still Have Questions

our different types of braces?

We’re here to answer your questions! It’s important to us that we make you feel comfortable and provide you with the information you need to undergo a smooth, successful orthodontic treatment.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. We’d love to hear from you, and we’re committed to providing the highest quality of patient care in the area.

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