Types of Braces

Changing Lives

One Smile at a time

At McClaran Orthodontics, we offer the best treatment plans that orthodontics has to offer. We are passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest processes that are designed to make treatments more efficient. As the field evolves, however, it’s impossible to ignore the most tried and true form of orthodontics, braces. Braces have been worn for decades, but these aren’t the same braces worn by your grandparents. They’ve been tweaked to perfection for ultimate results with sleek designs. The McClaran team are experts on this appliance and are ready to outfit you on your journey to a better smile today.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are a reliable form of treatment that has been worn for years. If you’re looking for an efficient way to get a beautiful smile, this is the appliance for you. These braces consist of metal brackets that are adhered to your teeth and connected with thin metal wires that can be easily adjusted. Plastic bands encircle the brackets and help keep consistent pressure on your teeth so that they shift in a desirable fashion. They are the most common form of braces and are created using stainless steel that is both durable and effective.

No one understands your lifestyle the way that you do, so we give you an array of options for you to choose from along with our doctor’s professional opinion. To see if traditional braces are the best option for you, we suggest you come in for a complimentary first visit so that we can accurately assess your needs and figure out a plan that works for you!

Throughout your or your child’s time in braces, you will have appointments that allow us to make necessary adjustments to optimize progress. Treatment length varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the issues that need to be corrected. That being said, a typical treatment timeline ranges from one to two years. To get the most accurate timeline for your specific case, Dr. McClaran will need to see what your needs are and figure out how long you will need to be in corrective treatment.

Traditional metal braces may be accompanied by a slight initial discomfort as you get used to having the appliance in your mouth. After a while, however, you won’t even notice they’re there. If there is any pain, it may come from the shifting of your teeth into the correct position to acquire your dream smile. If you do experience this discomfort, we suggest any over-the-counter pain medication or braces wax.

The price of metal braces depends on the time you spend in braces and the extent of the issues that need to be corrected. At McClaran Orthodontics, we work hard to partner with your insurance provider and design flexible financing plans that are created with you in mind. By these methods, we are typically able to offer treatment plans that boost your quality of life at a price that makes you want to smile.

Ceramic / Clear Braces

If you are looking for a corrective treatment that is as effective as metal braces but a little more discreet, ceramic braces might be the choice for you. These braces use ceramic brackets in place of the metal ones. The ceramic or clear brackets are much less noticeable and can just as easily provide you with the smile of your dreams. Many adults prefer this treatment so that their smiles can look normal during their time in treatment.

Something to consider when choosing the best course of action for you is that the ceramic brackets are a little less durable than the stainless steel option. This makes ceramic braces less than ideal for kids who are tough on their braces and would need more frequent attention.

These braces are very similarly priced to traditional metal braces. We offer the same flexible financing plans and dedication to working with your insurance provider when pricing this treatment. Braces of any kind are an investment into a better smile and improved oral health. Treatment length in this appliance is also comparable to metal braces.

Ceramic braces have been perfected over the years to provide results with comfort. However, if you do experience any pain or discomfort that accompanies the shifting of teeth, we suggest using any over-the-counter pain medicine.

InBrace Braces

InBrace braces are a form of self-ligating braces, which consists of a Smartwire that is placed behind the teeth for maximum discretion. These wires are engineered to adjust by themselves so that you will have consistent pressure on your teeth without needing consistent adjustment appointments. You can see results in as little as two weeks without even seeing the braces. This could be a good option for eligible adults who are looking for discreet corrective treatment.

Treatment time varies from patient to patient, but an average timeline can be anywhere from 8-18 months. This timeline depends on how severe the issues being corrected are, so come see Dr. McClaran and our qualified team for a more accurate estimate on how long it will take to achieve the smile of your dreams.