A Modern Approach To A Traditional Treatment

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there are many alternatives now available. As the more traditional treatment method, metal braces have been among the most widely used and effective treatments for realigning the bite and straightening teeth. Traditional metal braces have been used for decades to straighten teeth, but they are not the only option available today. Other modern alternatives to conventional braces can be just as effective in correcting orthodontic issues. Clear braces, for example, are a popular alternative for those who want their orthodontic treatment to be more discreet.

No matter which braces you prefer—metal or clear—you can be confident that both will yield the optimum results for a straighter smile and better oral health. To discover the best orthodontic treatment, contact our team at Charleston Orthodontics Powered By Smile Doctors to learn more about which treatment option is right for you.

Metal and transparent braces are only a couple of the orthodontic treatments that we are happy to offer. With our experienced team and advanced technology, we offer the most dependable, time-tested treatments because everyone deserves a healthy, attractive smile. Regardless of your needs, we are confident that we can give you the best care possible. Get in touch with us to find out more about our treatments and arrange a consultation.

Traditional Metal

Metal braces have always been the standard for trusted and effective options for orthodontic treatment. Made from high-grade stainless steel, metal braces are durable yet lightweight and can offer precise control over tooth movement.

Although they are the most noticeable option, traditional metal braces continue to be one of the more popular and affordable options for teeth and bite alignment. Made with smaller and sleeker designs, the brackets have a more discreet appearance while maintaining their high level of effectiveness.

Clear Ceramic

Ceramic braces, or clear braces, are made of materials that are designed to blend in with your natural tooth color and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Ceramic braces are high-strength medical-grade ceramic that resists staining and discoloration. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces tend to show buildup more easily. For this reason, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth and are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.


The best of both worlds is offered by Iconix stainless steel champagne-colored brackets, which combine the strength of stainless steel with the elegance of a lighter shade of gold. The light gold aesthetic blends well with your natural smile for an understated yet striking look, and you still retain the effectiveness of traditional braces when it comes to correcting the full range of orthodontic issues. These brackets will also retain their champagne color for the duration of your treatment thanks to a unique patented coating.

Which Braces Option Is Right For Me?

Choosing the right appliance for you is an important step in beginning treatment. Our team not only wants to give you a smile that inspires confidence after treatment, but our goal is to ensure that you are proudly smiling throughout the entire process. The best type of braces for you should deliver the results you want without significantly altering your lifestyle.

If you are having a hard time deciding which braces option is right for you, don’t worry, our orthodontists at Charleston Orthodontics Powered By Smile Doctors will review all available options with you during your initial free consultation.