Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Cherre Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who are self-conscious about wearing braces, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. Dr. Michael Cherre will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used today,  they are, however, smaller and more comfortable than ever before and constructed of high-grade space age metal alloys. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

Iconix Aesthetic Braces

Toast to your healthy new smile with Iconix stainless steel champagne-colored brackets. Designed for easy placement and patient comfort, Iconix champagne braces have a smooth zirconia finish, ensuring their color will not peel or brush away during treatment. Get a healthy, straighter smile without giving up the high life! Talk to Dr. Michael Cherre to determine if you’re a candidate for Iconix.

Alexander LTS Brackets

Additionally, Cherre Orthodontics is proud to offer braces with the Alexander LTS bracket system. With a specially designed bracket for each individual tooth, your teeth move completely and efficiently with maximized precision, providing your smile “Long Term Stability” during your treatment. Plus the smooth, rounded contours of the bracket are “lip-friendly,” providing maximum comfort to your mouth!

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 teenage and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene since ceramic braces are larger.

Dr. Michael Cherre uses Clarity™ Ceramic brackets, giving patients a lot to smile about before treatment is even completed! Clarity™ brackets are translucent, durable, and provide a comfortable fit. Safe for patients of all ages, it has a discreet, “barely there” look without the need for larger metal braces. Contact Cherre Orthodontics for a consultation to see Clarity™ is the perfect fit for you!

Invisible Braces

Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Invisalign aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus… brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Read more about Invisalign here.

INBRACE (Lingual Braces)

Lingual braces are the invisible alternative for patients who don’t want to wear braces or when Invisalign is not an option. Placed behind your teeth, no one will know that you are wearing braces… unless you tell them! INBRACE’s revolutionary system is created using state-of-the-art technology and the brackets are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and dental situation. Lingual braces have the unique prescription that Dr. Cherre creates for you, built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With lingual braces, you get efficient, effective tooth movement with great aesthetics, in many cases even reducing treatment time! Read more here to see if your smile journey starts with INBRACE!