Phone_icon(320) 762-2101 ALEXANDRIA
(218) 631-4529 WADENA
Map_IconAlexandria Office
510 22nd Ave E
Suite 401
Alexandria, MN 56308

Map_IconWadena Office
124 SW Colfax
Wadena, MN 56482

Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common and economical type of braces used to align and straighten the teeth. Metal braces are made of stainless steel and are attached to the teeth using a dental adhesive. An orthodontic archwire is ligated to each brace using a small elastic. These elastics come in a variety of colors so that your look may be individualized and changed each month! The archwires are replaced at your orthodontic visits with progressively heavier wires to provide the force by which your teeth are gently moved into position.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of a hard translucent material that makes wearing braces more discrete while still retaining all of the advantages of braces - control and predictable outcomes. These braces are very strong yet very aesthetic.  Ceramic or clear braces work just as well as metal braces and are an excellent choice for patients who want the added aesthetics of a clear brace and at the same time get all of the advantages of treatment with braces.