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Braces 101

Types Of Braces

Dr. Youngker utilizes the most comfortable, efficient and technologically advanced braces available. Because we offer the latest technology in braces, more choices are available to our patients. Metal braces are still the most widely used, but other types, like Invisalign® and clear braces, are gaining popularity.


Invisalign are “braces” that consist of strong plastic trays that are fabricated especially for you. Invisalign is for adult and responsible teen patients that have moderate orthodontic problems. Invisalign is truly invisible, no one will know that you are wearing braces.  For more information on Invisalign, click here.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most widely used type of braces. They are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment.  Dr. Youngker uses high-tech self-ligating braces, which are more comfortable and more attractive than metal braces of the past.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces or clear braces are made of composite material. They are more often chosen by adult patients because
they “blend in” with your teeth. For more information on 3M Clarity Ceramic braces, click here.