Types of Braces


traditional metal bracesTRADITIONAL METAL BRACES
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


clear bracesCLEAR (CERAMIC) BRACES
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore 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.


invisalignCLEAR ALIGNERS
Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle.

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When I noticed my child needed braces, I went for a consult with every orthodontic practice on the west side of Madison. I chose Greater Madison Orthodontics. The consultation was just wonderful. The process was explained to me in full and I left feeling completely confident in this team.

I knew I made the correct choice at the very first appointment. My child did not like the impressions being taken. The assistants were so wonderful talking her through it, holding her hand, counting down. Anything and everything to make her more comfortable. The staff is just wonderful. They are all very friendly and great at explaining everything they are doing. The Dental Assistants continue to be awesome, they are just the best. Always a smile and a genuine concern for their patients. They are wonderful educators on care of braces. These ladies are amazing, they work, tie & apply treatment so well. Doctor Fennig and Doctor Doshi are just as wonderful as their assistants. They are both very caring, creative and just great at what they do. Always a smile and every question you may have is answered. My child has received 5 star care at Greater Madison Orthodontics. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to my family and friends. My child was having discomfort with an appliance on the 4th of July. No problem! We had an awesome assistant meet us to take care of the problem, on a holiday. Client service doesn’t get any better than that. I love knowing that I can call a team member anytime for assistance.

It has been a little over a year since we started the process and my child’s teeth are looking fantastic. I cannot wait to see the final result!

- Allie F. October 11, 2015

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