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Ceramic and metal braces

Advanced technology for modern smiles

These aren’t the braces of years past! Using advanced technology we are able to precisely map out the planned movement of your teeth, resulting in faster results and a lasting smile. We offer our traditional braces in high-grade stainless steel or ceramic, which is colored to match your teeth, creating a clear appearance. Both use brackets and archwires to move your teeth and are more comfortable than ever to wear.

For a discreet treatment plan, we also offer Invisalign® clear aligners, which uses nearly invisible trays to give you the smile of your dreams. Schedule your free consultation today to see which braces your Specialist Orthodontist recommends for you.

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Metal braces

Benefits of metal braces

Metal braces are still one of the most popular options we have at Cater Galante, and for good reason. They are effective, affordable and provide patients of all ages a beautiful smile they are proud to show off.

  • Extremely effective treatments. From minor misalignments to severe dental issues, metal braces can help. The method of brackets, archwires and elastics is so reliable that it’s the base for other orthodontic treatments.
  • Smaller brackets. Technology has enhanced the effectiveness of metal braces and today the use of smaller brackets means they are more comfortable to wear.
  • Safe for children, teens and adults. Metal braces are made to fit on your unique teeth, so they can be used at any age.

What are clear or ceramic braces?

Clear braces are modeled after and work just like the traditional method of metal braces, using brackets, archwires and elastics to move your teeth into position. However, the difference between traditional metal braces and clear braces is that clear braces are made from a ceramic material. This ceramic material blends in with the color of your teeth, making them incredibly discreet.

Benefits of ceramic braces

Here are a few of the reasons our patients select ceramic braces:

  • A clear solution. Made from a ceramic material that matches the color of your teeth, they are less visible on your teeth than metal braces.
  • Stain-free for lasting clarity. The brackets won't stain, which means they will stay discreet throughout the duration of your treatment.
  • Great results. Since they use the same method as traditional metal braces, ceramic braces get great results.

While they are visually less prominent, clear braces do require more attention to oral hygiene as the ceramic brackets are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


Invisible braces with Invisalign® clear aligners

Invisalign® treatments provide you with a beautiful smile without the use of metal archwires or brackets. Instead, this treatment plan uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic trays to gently shift your teeth over time. Cater Galante offers Invisalign® treatment plans for children, teens and adults who want an alternative to metal braces.

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Other braces and solutions

Working to bring you the most innovative solutions in orthodontic treatments, Cater Galante also offers SPEED braces and gold braces.

SPEED braces are three times smaller than traditional braces, using miniaturized spring-loaded brackets that continuously apply gentle pressure to your teeth. Gold braces are similar to traditional metal braces in many ways. They are made of stainless steel but are coated gold, which may be considered a more cosmetic option than traditional metal braces.

Can’t choose? Contact us today and one of our friendly staff members will walk you through our treatment plans during your initial visit.

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What my teeth will look like at the end of treatment?

At Cater Galante, we use advanced technology to map out your teeth, create 3D images of your future smile, and make educated estimates of how long it will take to achieve the best results. Thanks to our advanced knowledge of the latest technologies, you will be able to see your new dazzling smile before you even begin!

Either way, it’s important to know that we will only finish your treatment when your best smile has been achieved. View our before and after photos where you can find past patients who may have started with similar issues to yours.

Before and afters