Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Brackets

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. The metal brackets today are much smaller and more comfortable than in the past.   In addition, you have the option to add colored elastics to your braces so you can bring your own personal style to your braces!

Clear/Ceramic Brackets

Clear braces are made of a ceramic or porcelain material that is translucent making the braces appear less visible. Due to the more esthetic appearance of the bracket is used most commonly with older teenagers and adults.


Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that are used to align your teeth.  The aligners are comfortable and have an excellent appearance.  Although Invisalign is not for everyone, Dr. Hess will determine if the clear aligners are a great treatment choice for you during your initial exam.