Types of Braces

Metal Braces

metal_color.pngMetal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

clear.pngCeramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign®

invisalign.pngThe Invisalign system is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system. To learn more about Invisalign, visit our Invisalign page.

Harmony

Harmony lingual braces are placed behind the upper and/or lower teeth, creating a more aesthetically-pleasing effect. Because the brackets and archwire are actually placed at the back of your teeth, they are virtually undetectable, allowing you to retain your normal appearance for the duration of your treatment.

Davis & Nyczepir Orthodontics

  • Richmond Office - 9015 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, VA 23235 Phone: 804-272-7528
  • Chester Office - 10436 Ironbridge Rd., Chester, VA 23831 Phone: 804-748-3234
  • Midlothian Office - 1009 Crowder Dr., Midlothian, VA 23113 Phone: 804-794-4213
  • Amelia Office - 10160 Superior Way, Amelia, VA 23002 Phone: 804-748-3234

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