Types of Braces

Types of Braces



Invisalign® & Simpli5®

Invisalign and Simpli5 use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's invisible! Aligners are also 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.




Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. These types of braces are made with high-grade stainless steel, and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and wires. At Palmetto Smiles, you have the option of adding colored rubber bands for a more unique and colorful smile




Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Ceramic braces are popular choices with older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are not as noticeable, ceramic braces are larger and more brittle and require more attention to oral hygiene. Ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


American Dental Association