Types of Braces



Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and may need to be replaced if they fracture.

In-Ovation R

“R” is a revolutionary new system of braces that can shorten the time you spend in Dr. Shelly's chair and lengthen the time between some appointments.   It’s great looking and smaller for greater comfort. Plus, it offers better hygiene than conventional braces.


The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.