Types of Braces

Smooth Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type.  Our standard metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, but we also have nickel-free braces for those who may need them.  Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than braces of the past.

Invisible Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) porcelain material that is much less visible than metal.  They are more popular with adults due to their cosmetic appeal.  Our ceramic brackets do not discolor, just like a porcelain crown or veneer.

Invisalign®

Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear, removable plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth.  To be effective, the aligners must be worn 24 hours per day except when eating, brushing, or for an occasional special event.  While not all bite problems are suitable for this treatment, for many adults and some teens, this can be a very effective and aesthetic method of treatment.  Dr. Gamache was trained by one of the top orthodontic clinicians in Invisalign®, and has unique techniques for Invisalign® treatment that have helped many patients achieve the smile they desire without traditional braces.