A plastic mouth model with different kinds of braces on the teeth

Types of Braces and Fixed Appliances

Types of Braces and Fixed Appliances


What types of braces are there?
What are the best braces?

There are many different types of braces for teeth available for orthodontic treatment. When it comes to straightening your teeth, there is no perfect solution as each type has their own advantages and disadvantages. Below, we discuss the many different types of metal braces, plastic (resin) braces, aligners, and what each one of these technologies offer.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

A closeup view of an orthodontic brace / bracket with an archwire and o-ring

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

A closeup view of a self-ligating orthodontic bracket

Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners

Image of a woman holding a clear orthodontic aligner up to her mouth

Invisible Braces, White Braces,
and Plastic Braces

Invisible Braces, White Braces, and Plastic Braces

A closeup view of a orthodontic bracket with an archwire and o-ring
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