Types of Braces

At Ekim Orthodontics, we used the latest, state-of-the-art technology for braces and Invisalign. We understand that every child and every smile is different, which is why our doctors create a personalized treatment plan for every patient.

Braces and Invisalign work similarly – by using strategically controlled forces to move teeth in correct alignment. There are different benefits to each type of braces treatment. Learn more about our braces options below.

Metallic Braces

Metallic braces are what you might recognize as the traditional braces. They are made of strong, stainless steel. Metallic braces consist of brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth, and an archwire that runs through the brackets. These braces have evolved throughout the years to use smaller, more comfortable brackets. Our younger patients enjoy customizing the color of their brackets on metallic braces.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic, or clear, braces are very similar in structure to metal braces. Instead of metal brackets, they use ceramic brackets that blend in with the natural color of teeth. The only noticeable part of ceramic braces is the archwire that runs through the brackets. Ceramic braces are popular among adults for their cosmetic appeal.

Invisalign – Clear Aligners

Invisalign is a series of clear, custom-made aligners. They are a virtually invisible alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign are also removable, making it easier for you to continue your routine oral hygiene regimen, and giving you the flexibility to leave them at home for an occasional special night out.

Visit Your Orthodontist In Prior Lake & Burnsville

Getting orthodontic treatment is a commitment, and our team wants you to be comfortable and confident in your treatment plan. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have, and we will be more than happy to assist you. We have been serving the Prior Lake and neighboring communities for many years, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile!