Today, options for dental braces are no longer limited to chunky metal bits on the surfaces of teeth with rubber bands awkwardly attempting to reset the mouth’s bite. Whether you are looking for something noticeable, playful, natural or completely discrete, there are plenty of options from which to choose.

Take a look at current options for braces for teeth:


Image of a woman's mouth with invisalign

Invisalign is a series of 18-30 custom made clear, plastic aligners. The mouth-guard like setting is replaced every two weeks during a patient’s straightening process. Patients opt for Invisalign because the trays are nearly invisible and allow patients to eat and drink anything.

 Lingual Braces

Image of woman's mouth showing Lingual Braces in Coral Gables.

Lingual braces work in the same way as traditional metal braces, but the wires and brackets are devised on the inside. Patients opt for the more expensive procedure because of the discretionary appearance.

Ceramic Braces

image of woman smiling showing her Ceramic Braces.

Ceramic braces operate off the same mechanics as traditional braces, too. Only, ceramic braces are tooth-colored or clear so they blend in with the teeth. Tooth-colored wires can also be used to keep the look as mild and natural as possible. Ceramic braces offer patients the quick, efficient adjustment time table along with the benefit of natural aesthetics.

Metal Braces

Image of Metal dental braces.

And of course, there is always the option for traditional metal braces- the kind you probably imagine when you hear the words braces. Metal offers the best braces cost to patients and many kids prefer the traditional method, as they get to play around with colored bands and show off their perfecting smiles.

Ready to find out which option is best for you and your brightest smile yet? Clear? Metal? 6 month smile? Come into Gables Sedation and Family Dentistry to meet with our team and find out!