Types of Braces


Treatment Options Offered By Your Local Frederick Orthodontist

At The Village Orthodontist, we strive to give our patients the healthy, beautiful smiles that they have always desired. Dr. Jon A. Moles has many years of experience and education, and is always committed to providing the best treatment possible for all his patients. We know that every patient and their needs are different, and that is why we offer a range of different types of braces that we can use to personalize treatment to fit each patient's uniqueness. Here are the various types of braces offered by your local Frederick, Clarksburg, and Urbana orthodontist:

Metal Braces

metal_color.pngMetal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever before!

Ceramic Braces

clear.pngCeramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic and aesthetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits. It is always important to monitor what foods you are eating while wearing braces, but even more so when wearing ceramic braces.


InvisalignThe Invisalign clear aligners system is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. Upon completion of a set, you will be given a new set that will move your teeth even more so toward the desired result. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign clear aligners system.


suresmile.pngSureSmile’s state-of-the-art technology yields enhanced patient comfort, fewer trips to the orthodontic office, and shorter treatment times. Through 3-D imaging and customizing each patient’s archwires, the SureSmile system gives the doctor more control to precisely configure your treatment plan. The Shape Memory alloy wires used in the SureSmile design are more effective than the traditional archwires used in conventional braces, allowing for shorter treatment and less discomfort.


SmartClipThe SmartClip appliance by 3M Unitek is a unique self-ligating passive bracket system that uses a specially designed clip in the bracket to hold the archwire in place. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, SmartClip brackets often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

Have A Question? Give Us A Call Today!

We are ready to help you on your journey to the smile of your dreams! Dr. Jon A. Moles and his team are here to assist in finding the best type of braces for your specific needs. Contact us at our Frederick orthodontic office today at (301) 874-4747 to request an appointment. One of our helpful, friendly office staff will help you in any way they can. We look forward to seeing your smile soon!