Types of Braces
Trü Orthodontics offers several types of braces to straighten your smile. When you meet with our orthodontists, we will review each of the available options with you so that you can choose the treatment option that is best for you.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sherif Elhady and learn more about types of braces in Burke, Fairfax, Gainesville and Herndon, Virginia, call us today at 703-440-0100.
The types of braces available at our office include:
Traditional metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and apply gentle pressure to gradually correct the position of your teeth.
Ceramic braces are made using tooth-colored materials so that they blend in more with your natural teeth. They are popular among adults and teenagers looking for more discreet treatment, and they work the same way that traditional braces do.
Clear aligners use custom-made plastic trays to straighten your teeth. They are nearly invisible once placed and are a popular and effective treatment for adults and teenagers alike.
Lingual braces are placed on the back surfaces of the teeth. They work the same way that regular braces do but are nearly invisible once placed in the mouth.
Using a small, spring-loaded door, self-ligating braces keep consistent pressure on the arch wires, thus removing the need for tightening or bands. Self-ligating braces gently adjust your teeth over time to move them where they need to go. This allows for quicker, more comfortable and less conspicuous experience during treatment.