Types of Braces at Thornton Orthodontics

Traditional Metal Braces

metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are 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 (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


WildSmiles™ Braces





WildSmiles™ braces are patented designs that are just as easy as traditional braces to place and remove. The low profile brackets can be used with traditional and self-ligating braces systems to help you achieve the smile you've always wanted, while having fun and feeling confident! WildSmiles braces also work the same as traditional braces, and are aesthetic, comfortable, and safe for patients of all ages.
From footballs to stars, you can choose the bracket shape that fits your personality best and makes your 
smile feel unique and special to you!

Having troubles deciding your favorite shape? No worries! Mix and match to customize your smile!!

Clarity Ceramic Braces

 clear braces

Clarity™ 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 cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons,
ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


Invisalign® Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. 


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