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Types of Braces

We have quite the selection of braces to guarantee a perfect smile for you. We’re talking classic metal ones that do the job great, ceramic braces that blend in smoothly, and then there’s Invisalign®. Those are like the stealth mode of braces – almost invisible. 

Whatever vibe you’re going for, we’ve got a brace to match. It’s all about finding the one that fits your style. Let’s dive into the options and Dr. Lucas will help you pick the best treatment.

Metal Braces

As the classics that still work like a charm, metal braces have come a long way. They’re smaller, sleeker, and seriously comfy nowadays, thanks to high-grade metal alloys. Traditional metal braces work by using brackets and wires to gently guide your teeth into place over time. You can even customize them with colored elastics (rubber bands) for a fun touch and a colorful smile.

Ceramic Braces

Crafted from transparent material, ceramic braces offer a discreet alternative to the more noticeable metal braces as a subtler option for adults and teens alike. However, these braces demand meticulous oral care due to their larger size and delicate nature. The elastic ties might pick up stains from specific foods or smoking, occasionally requiring more frequent cleaning between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign Aligners

Clear appliances, like Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is removable, so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle, allowing thorough cleaning without navigating around metal brackets or wires. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.


InBrace is made to treat issues including spacing, crowding, and unhealthy bite. Hidden behind your teeth, its smart wire effortlessly aligns your teeth according to your personalized treatment plan. It needs no visible wires or trays. The seamless design of InBrace eliminates the discomfort associated with monthly tightening as it works quietly and effectively to achieve the desired results without disrupting your routine. 

Inbrace at Lucas Orthodontics in Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL