Types of Braces

Different types of braces usually have the same purpose: to align your teeth, correct your bite, and most importantly, improve your confidence by making you smile brighter. Choosing what type of braces you want is usually based on personal preference. At Meister Orthodontics, the premiere orthodontist in the Twin Cities area, we’re proud to offer our patients:

  • Metal Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Invisalign

Metal Braces

colorMetal braces are the most common and popular type of braces that are used today. They are made of stainless steel and, like other types of braces; they are bonded to the front of the patient’s teeth for the length of the orthodontic treatment process. Metal braces are now lighter, more attractive, and more comfortable than they were in the past.

Highlights of Metal Braces

  • Most affordable
  • Stainless steel
  • Semi-permanently bonded to teeth

Clear Braces

clearThese ceramic braces are made of a clear material that is popular amongst adults because of the braces’ transparency. The material blends into the tooth’s natural color, making its appearance nearly invisible to others. The only downsides to clear braces are that they are more fragile than metal braces and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Highlights of Clear Braces

  • Popular for adults
  • May be more fragile than metal braces
  • Semi-permanently bonded to the teeth

Invisalign Aligners

invisalignInvisalign is the alternative to braces that uses a series of removable aligners to gradually shift the patient’s teeth until they arrive at the position desired by the orthodontist. These aligners are custom-made for each patient by using advanced 3D computer imaging technology.

Highlights of Invisalign

  • Custom-made aligners
  • Better suited for less invasive corrections
  • Not for children

Contact Your St. Paul And Minneapolis Orthodontist Today!

If you are interested in braces or Invisalign, we encourage you to come to visit us by filling out our appointment request form. Meister Orthodontics is proud to provide personalized and high-quality orthodontic treatments for all those looking for an orthodontist around the Twin Cities area. We offer a variety of braces to suit the individual needs of each patient. We supply metal braces, clear braces, and also the alternative to braces, Invisalign.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at (651) 699-2013. We hope to see you soon and help you achieve the straight and beautiful smile you’ve always desired!