What Types Of Braces Are Available?

January 05, 2015

There’s never been a better time to wear braces. Modern advances in orthodontics have made them smaller, faster and much easier to wear than their earlier counterparts. In fact, there’s even styles that are practically invisible!


there are different types of braces

You have choices when it comes to your braces!

  • Traditional Braces: Much smaller than they used to be, traditional metal braces are a system of brackets, wires and elastic ligatures worn on average for 24-36 months. The ligatures come in a variety of colors and can be changed at each tightening appointment.
  • Ceramic Braces: Rather than using metal brackets, ceramic braces are made with braces constructed from tooth-colored materials so they blend in rather than stand out. Due to their lighter material, they can stain so it’s best to avoid coffee, tea and wine during the treatment period.
  • Accelerated Braces: Cronauer and Angelakis Orthodontics are proud to offer accelerated braces technology using Propel, In-Ovation and Dr. Cronauer’s own ClearAligners.
  • Clear Braces: Rather than using brackets and wires, clear braces like Invisaligners use 18-30 clear trays to bring your teeth into alignment. Practically invisible, these trays can also be removed during meals and tooth brushing. Patients are still able to enjoy their favorite foods without restrictions and most people will not even know they are wearing them.


No matter which style of braces you choose, you can trust the board-certified orthodontists at Cronauer and Angelakis Orthodontics to create a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and your budget. We even offer several financing options to help cover the costs that your insurance won’t. If you would like to know more about braces or find out if you are a candidate, contact us to schedule your free consultation today.

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