For the BOLD patient who isn't afraid to make a statement.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Dr. Rad can straighten your teeth using metal brackets, made of high-grade stainless steel, and wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. The colored elastics are usually switched out at every appointment according to patient preference.
A more discreet, esthetic optION
Designed the same as metal brackets, tooth-colored braces do the same work aligning your teeth and correcting your bite, just with more discretion. This esthetic option is very appealing for adults or teens who may not be candidates for Invisalign but still have cosmetic concerns. Ceramic braces are made of clear ceramic materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth. Many patients decide to still add fun colors to this more esthetic option.