Types of braces available

Stainless Steel (traditional), Ceramic and Invisalign are the main types of braces available.

Stainless Steel (traditional):

These are the most commonly used brackets worldwide.  They are silver in colour and teenagers like them as they are able to change the colours at their 6-8 weekly visits – see “colour my braces”. As seen above.


adultsAdults generally prefer ceramic braces as they are less visible on your teeth compared to stainless steel braces.  The o-rings are also clear in colour.  


Invisalign exampleThis treatment involves wearing a series of clear, removable and comfortable acrylic trays (mouthguards) that straighten your teeth like braces. Patients find brushing and flossing a little easier.  This treatment is not suitable for all patients’ orthodontic needs.