Types of Braces at Overby Orthodontics

Types of Braces

Traditional 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.

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Clear (Ceramic) Braces

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.

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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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Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth; the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors / actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.

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    - A.B.
  •  I was a little nervous getting braces as an adult, but they quickly made me feel at ease and showed me many different options. I love chatting about the weekend or summer plans, when able—ha ha! I am looking forward to having my son get braces there also. Overby is a great community resource and totally worth every penny! Thanks Overby!!!

    - Hilary O
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    - Kade L.
  • Dr. Overby and his staff are amazing. Every one of them will go out of their way to make sure my needs are met. I would recommend Overby to anyone needing orthodontic treatment.

    - Anonymous
  • Dr. Overby is amazing! He is extremely gentle and comfortable to be around. I couldn’t ask for a better orthodontist.

    - V.N.