Types of Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

damon.pngSelf-ligation is a new system of braces that utilizes lighter forces and reduces friction which translates into shorter treatment times. Dr. Singleton and Dr. Cronan use self-ligating braces that are smaller, more comfortable, and less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Another advantage of self-ligating brackets is they do not require extra metal or elastic ties to secure the archwires. Without these ties, braces tend to retain less plaque, promoting better oral hygiene. Better Results in Less Time.

Since self-ligating braces work more efficiently, fewer adjustments are required. As a result, your appointments will be faster and fewer in number.

Due to the unique design of this new system, we can move your teeth into their correct positions with much less discomfort than traditional braces. Also, self-ligating braces are small, very comfortable, and easy to keep clean.

With self-ligating braces, we can achieve terrific results and finish your treatment faster. Depending on your case, this may mean a savings of many months. After analyzing your specific needs, we will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that will have you smiling soon!

Clear Ceramic Braces

clear.pngCeramic braces are made of clear materials and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


invisalign.pngInvisalign uses a series of clear, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. The clear aligners are 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.