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Different Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, FreySmiles Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options than ever before when it comes to wearing different types of braces when undergoing treatment in Allentown, Bethlehem, Schnecksville and Lehighton PA areas.

Couple smiling with braces at Frey Smiles Orthodontics in Bethlehem, Allentown, Schnecksville and Lehighton PA

As experts in various treatment types, our doctors will help you determine which treatment choice is right for you. Our goal is the best, most beautiful, healthy smile of your lifetime!

Metal Braces

Damon Braces are tieless braces that don’t need to be tightened and are gentle to the teeth and tissues. Other style braces use elastic ties or active clips to bind archwires in place, which can slow down tooth movement and cause pain and are more difficult to keep clean. Our braces system also uses titanium wires. These type light, memory-shape wires have excellent formability and great efficiency range for gentle tooth movement. As the leader in the area for Damon Braces, we can give you a great smile, in less time and with more comfort.

Clear Ceramic Braces

For a more aesthetic look we offer our clear, ceramic brackets with the same self-ligating, tieless brackets as our Damon Braces. Although these brackets are almost invisible, they are not as strong as our metal type Damon braces therefore we place them only on the top 6 front teeth and very occasionally on the bottom front teeth. Also clear braces require more attention to good oral hygiene, as they can pick up food and drink stains.

Invisalign (Invisible Braces)

Invisalign is a modern approach to treating orthodontic problems. It uses a series of clear, removable aligners to comfortably correct and straighten various crowding and bite issues. No one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible!

Teen smiling with clear braces at FreySmiles Orthodontics with 4 locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, Schnecksville, and Lehighton PA

Because the aligners are removable you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus… brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. This is a great choice for adults and many teens and gives you social freedom.

As the #1 provider in the region of Invisalign for adults and teens, FreySmiles Orthodontics offers this brace-less type of orthodontic treatment with confidence and experience. Many have been told they cannot have this type treatment to correct their orthodontic problem but our expert doctors in this treatment have found very little they cannot correct with this aligner approach. Come in for a second opinion if you have been told Invisalign won’t work for you.