Types of Braces

What kinds of braces are available with Dr. Doug Crosby Orthodontics?

There are many different types of braces that you can choose from. Some of the most common braces types are listed below. At Dr. Doug Crosby Orthodontics, we can help you decide which type of braces are right for you.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces or metal braces are the go-to treatment option for patients who are suffering from alignment issues or bite problems, like overbite. Standard metal braces are the most common kind of braces treatment, consisting of small brackets that attach to the surface of your teeth and attached with a small metal wire. Your orthodontist applies these braces uses an adhesive that is non-damaging to your teeth.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are another type of braces that are clear in color and less noticeable than traditional braces. They are appropriate for patients who are looking for less metal and a more discreet treatment option while still offering the same results as traditional braces.


Invisalign® an alternative treatment option to traditional braces, which is very popular due to the fact that it can be removed while you are eating and is less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Many of our patients at Dr. Doug Crosby Orthodontics prefer this treatment option, which is often considered more comfortable than other options.

Invisalign Teen® Braces

Braces are common among teenagers, many of whom prefer a more discreet treatment option to traditional metal braces. Our team at Dr. Doug Crosby Orthodontics has experience working with people of every age, and understands the unique needs of our teenage patients. Invisalign Teen® is a great option for teens who prefer to enhance and repair their smile with the least noticeable option possible.

How do I choose the right braces for me?

During your complimentary braces consultation, our professionals can help you decide what is the best option for you. Some of the factors to consider when deciding which option is best for you include:

  • Your personal preference – Whether you’d like a removable retainer, tooth-colored braces, or traditional braces with color options for bands
  • Your budget – Which braces options are covered by your dental insurance
  • Your dental health needs – Some braces are better than others at addressing certain dental issues






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