Braces

Types of Braces Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the different types of braces, please click on the image below. It will launch our educational Module in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about different types of braces.

Types of Braces Overview
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Colored braces (metal braces)

  • Typically what one thinks of when they think of braces
  • The brace is metal and the color rubber band around the brace gives it color
  • Can pick a clear or silver colored rubber band to blend into the braces if you didn’t want the colored look
  • There are many different braces companies to choose from. We wanted to offer our patients a quality brace. Therefore, Winning Smiles Orthodontics uses American Orthodontics braces which are proudly made in the USA. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Clear braces

  • The top front braces are ceramic or clear, since we tend to show our top front teeth when smiling
  • The remaining braces are metal since lower ceramic braces have a higher risk of chipping teeth
  • This is popular with our adult patients

Invisalign®

  • Clear trays that you wear over your teeth to make them move, move teeth without the look of braces
  • We use genuine Invisalign aligners

Speedy Braces

  • Straighten your teeth in less than a year, typically 6 months
  • Limited treatment to only straighten the front teeth
Types of braces