Types of Braces

Just like with your phone, computer, car, or television, technology is always changing and improving over time, so shouldn’t your options for straightening your teeth follow suit? Although braces are still the most common way to straighten teeth, modern advances in the various types of braces have changed them a lot in recent years. Whether you prefer the efficiency of traditional metal braces, the discretion of clear braces, or the convenience of self-ligating braces, we have the perfect solution for you.

Traditional Metal

The modern metal braces are still the most common way we straighten teeth in orthodontics. Today’s braces are made of high-grade stainless steel with sleek design and engineering to provide comfort while giving you that picture-perfect smile. As with all types of braces, you have the option to customize your colors any way you want by adding colors (elastics/rubberbands) to show off your personality.


Having braces doesn’t necessarily require highly visible metal brackets and wires. In fact, many of today’s braces are made of clear materials such as ceramic to provide patients with an attractive, less noticeable alternative to traditional braces.

These options are very popular with adults and older teenagers because they are much less visible than traditional metal braces. Clear and ceramic braces offer an aesthetic alternative for patients seeking options other than traditional metal braces.


Self-ligating braces utilize a unique mechanism that eliminates the need for elastic or metal ties. Instead, they employ specialized brackets with a built-in clip to hold the archwire in place. This design reduces friction and allows for more efficient tooth movement.

One of the standout advantages of self-ligating braces is their time efficiency. Thanks to their innovative design, patients often enjoy shorter treatment times and fewer visits to our office. Additionally, their streamlined structure makes them easier to clean than traditional braces, promoting better oral hygiene during your orthodontic journey.

Braces For Kids

At True Smile Orthodontics, we believe that a healthy, confident smile is a priceless gift that every child deserves. That’s why we offer specialized orthodontic treatments for kids, including early treatment with braces to ensure optimal oral health as they grow.

Early orthodontic treatment, often referred to as Phase One, typically begins around age seven, or when the child still has most of their primary teeth. This is an ideal time for your child’s first visit to an orthodontist. Why so early? At this stage, we can easily detect potential issues with jaw growth and emerging teeth. Early detection allows us to intervene and guide the teeth and jaws into more favorable positions, preventing more severe problems down the line.

Braces for kids are designed to be comfortable, colorful, and fun. We offer a variety of styles and colors that your child can choose from, making their orthodontic journey a more enjoyable and personalized experience.

Remember, early treatment doesn’t mean a child will get braces right away. It simply means Dr. Sutton is able to find and diagnose problems before they become more serious. If braces are recommended, rest assured that our team at True Smile Orthodontics will provide the gentle, expert care your child needs to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Your child’s journey to a perfect smile starts here, at True Smile Orthodontics. Contact us today to request your child’s first orthodontic consultation. Let’s give them the gift of a True Smile that lasts a lifetime!

Braces For Teens

At True Smile Orthodontics, we understand that the teenage years are a pivotal time in life, full of changes and new experiences. One of those changes may include braces, and we’re here to ensure that the journey is a positive one.

Braces during the teenage years can offer numerous benefits. While the primary advantage is straightening teeth for a beautiful smile, braces also correct bite issues, improve oral health, and boost self-confidence. A well-aligned smile not only looks great but also functions better, contributing to overall health.

Living with braces as a teen doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. We know teens care about their appearance, so we offer a variety of braces options that provide effective treatment while being less noticeable.

We also make sure our patients are well-prepared for life with braces. We’ll guide you on how to maintain good oral hygiene with braces, what foods to avoid, and how to deal with minor discomforts. With our supportive team at your side, you’ll quickly adapt to your new braces and continue enjoying your favorite activities without missing a beat.

But perhaps the most exciting part of having braces as a teen is watching your smile transform. Each visit will bring you one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. And when the braces come off, you’ll reap the rewards of your commitment: a healthier, more beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

At True Smile Orthodontics, we’re not just about straightening teeth. We’re about empowering teens to live their best lives, starting with their smile.

Braces For Adults

At True Smile Orthodontics, we believe that it’s never too late to achieve the smile of your dreams. Whether you’re a young adult or well into adulthood, our braces for adults provide an effective solution to enhance your oral health and aesthetics.

Adults choose braces for various reasons, from correcting long-standing dental issues to finally getting the straight, confident smile they’ve always desired. No matter your motivation, we’re here to guide you on your orthodontic journey.

Many adults worry about the aesthetic aspect of wearing braces. To alleviate these concerns, we offer discreet treatment options like clear ceramic braces and Invisalign. These alternatives provide the same excellent results as traditional metal braces but with a less noticeable appearance, so you can continue your daily life with confidence.

Beyond improving your smile’s appearance, braces for adults can also address functional issues such as improper bite alignment, which can contribute to problems like jaw pain and difficulties in chewing. Correcting these issues can lead to improved oral health and a better quality of life.

Life with braces as an adult may require minor adjustments, but it doesn’t have to disrupt your lifestyle. Our team will provide you with all the necessary guidance on maintaining oral hygiene with braces and tips on managing any discomfort during the initial adjustment period.

Remember, orthodontic treatment is not just about aesthetics; it’s about enhancing your overall oral health. At True Smile Orthodontics, we’re committed to helping you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile at any age. It’s never too late to start your journey towards your True Smile!