TYPES OF BRACES
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces use high-grade, stainless steel brackets and archwires to align the bite and shift the teeth into a healthy, beautiful alignment. These braces are a popular choice for children, teens and adults and are effective for treating a wide variety of complex orthodontic conditions.
Metal braces can treat mild to severe cases of crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gapped teeth, and misaligned bites (overbite, underbite, cross bite, open bite).
Patients who choose these braces can pick from a number of different colored rubber bands to add some spunk to their smile or opt for a sleek, monochromatic look—whatever your style is, you can design your smile the way you want!
Depending on the severity of the condition, traditional braces typically take anywhere from 12 to 24 months to complete treatment.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Clear braces are ideal for children, teens, and adults who want a beautiful smile without the appearance of metal braces. These clear braces use ceramic brackets, tooth-colored archwires, and clear rubber bands to create a less noticeable appearance than metal braces.
Clear braces are specially designed to ensure durability and comfort! The high-quality materials used in these braces don’t irritate the gums, and the ceramic brackets are rounded to minimize discomfort from sharp corners.
Most cases with clear braces take anywhere from 18 to 36 months to complete treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners are the most popular treatment choice at Jupiter Orthodontics! We are the most experienced Invisalign practice in Palm Beach County.
Clear aligners are ideal for any lifestyle—professional, social, sporty, and everything in between. Invisalign technology uses a series of flexible, sturdy, BPA-free, plastic clear aligners, custom-designed to fit the exact position of your teeth. We offer Invisalign for teens and Invisalign for adults!
On average, cases with Invisalign can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months to shift the teeth into their beautiful new position.
Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and therefore the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.
Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with metal or clear (ceramic) brackets. They are the same size as metal braces but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Cost of Braces
We pride ourselves on our cost-effective treatment plans. We believe everyone deserves an incredible smile that empowers them to live a lifetime of confidence—and fits their budget.
Our highly-experienced orthodontists offer free exams with x-rays, and we offer flexible payment plans with low monthly payments, because making your smile transformation accessible to you is our top priority.
At your first visit to our Jupiter FL office, we will discuss your financial needs and help you determine your insurance coverage to design a payment plan that works best for you.
Still have questions about types of braces and cost?
If you have any unanswered questions about braces, types of braces, or the cost of braces, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
We are a top-rated orthodontist, known for providing high-quality care in a fun and friendly environment. Our incredibly knowledgeable orthodontists and our amazing orthodontic team are here to answer any questions you have. We would love to hear from you!
Take the first step toward an incredible smile by scheduling your complimentary consultation today.