Type of Appliances

Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Traditional, tried and true.

Clear Braces

More esthetic, but also more brittle.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners must be worn for about 22 out of 24 hours per day.

Rapid Palatal Expanders

Appliance designed to widen upper jaw

Space Maintainers

Appliances designed to maintain space for the permanent teeth to erupt. Examples are Nance appliances and lower lingual holding arch appliances.