What are the Different Type of Braces?

Posted On: February 1, 2017

types of braces
Each person’s tooth development and orthodontic needs are unique. While we recommend orthodontic evaluation at age 7, most kids don’t get braces until all their permanent teeth are in. Starting orthodontic treatment after permanent teeth are in means kids wear braces one time, fewer appointments, and less time away from school and work.

However, braces aren’t just for kids! In fact, more than 30% of adults get braces. Braces have numerous benefits including straightening teeth, correcting alignment of the jaw, helping with crowding teeth, and greater confidence.

Check out the different types of braces.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are made with high-tech wires and correct most types of orthodontic bite problems.

Advantages include:

  • Shortest treatment time
  • Can be personalized with fun colors
  • Strong and rarely break

Ceramic Braces

Also known as clear braces, ceramic braces are a popular choice and are perfect for individuals who prefer a less noticeable orthodontic treatment.

Advantages include:

  • May be less irritating to your cheeks and gums compared to metal braces
  • Barely noticeable as they blend in with your teeth
  • Durable and strong
  • Generally do not stain


Do you want to straighten your teeth but don’t like the look of traditional braces? Invisalign uses a series of strong clear plastic trays made especially for the shape of your teeth.

Advantages include:

  • Virtually invisible
  • Timeline for treatment well established with weekly numbered aligners
  • No food restrictions
  • Trays do not stain
  • Easy to keep your teeth clean since trays are removable

Affordable Payment Options

We care about your budget and want to make treatment as affordable as possible. Our flexible payment options include:

  • $189 per month and no down payment
  • 10% discount for payment in full
  • Multiple family members discount

Braces are a great option to get a perfect smile at any age.

All treatment choices are affordable, fast, and effective for both adults and teens. Depending on your smile goals, your Fry Orthodontic Specialist may recommend a particular course of action for treatment.

At your initial consultation, our orthodontic specialists will answer your questions about treatment options and you can usually get started the same day. Schedule a free exam today at one of our convenient locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.