Types of Braces


Thanks to today's technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While regular metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming increasingly popular along with removable appliances that can be used for mild cases requiring orthodontic treatment.

Please use the menu above to learn more about the types of braces we offer at our office. You can then discuss your options with Dr. Mennemeyer to determine which appliance is right for you.


Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. These are popular among younger patients because of the colored ties placed around each bracket. The colored ties are changed at each appointment. Nickel-free braces are also available for any patients with metal sensitivity.



Clarity™ braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. They are made from a hard ceramic material and blend well with most patients tooth color. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option – Clarity!



The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to patients with mild cases of misaligned teeth. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system. Click here for more information.