Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Damon® Brackets

Damon® braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon® bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon® brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon® braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

Clarity Braces

Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Brackets deliver brilliant aesthetics, small design, predictable debonding and enhanced patient comfort. Dr. Tan and his team find that they are the best ceramic brackets available both in function and how awesome they look!


The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

3M Mini Uni-Twin™ Brackets

The Mini Uni-Twin™ bracket allows orthodontists to start with thicker archwires, thus using fewer archwires over the entire course of treatment. Total treatment time can be decreased while maximizing overall comfort for the patient.

The brackets are also smaller, more compact in size, which enables it to be less noticeable, but not less effective. While its profile is up to 30 percent smaller than its competition, it maintains the standard size for its bracket slots, enabling it to maintain the stability and control so important to the treatment process.

The Mini Uni-Twin™ bracket also has a new mesh base. The mesh will bond to each tooth’s curvature better, thus rendering the bracket sturdier than ever.