Types of Braces

At Kadan Orthodontics, we specialize in three types of orthodontic treatments:

The following information provides a brief overview of each type of treatment.

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces that are used for orthodontic treatments. As patient comfort has become a more recognized barrier for seeking orthodontic treatment, the design of traditional metal braces has evolved. Today’s metal braces are much more comfortable than those that were used in the past.


The bands that are used for metal braces come in a variety of colors so that our patients can have braces that reflect their personal style.


Traditional metal braces are the most noticeable type of braces.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces offer our patients a less noticeable option for orthodontic treatment. The braces are made of a special material that Dr. Kadan tints to match your natural tooth color. Ceramic braces do require larger brackets than traditional metal braces, and the ceramic material is easier to damage than the metal used in traditional braces.


Ceramic braces are beneficial because they are less noticeable and shorten the amount of time that you have to wear braces.


When compared to traditional metal braces, ceramic braces are more expensive. The ceramic material requires special care to avoid staining.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

The system uses clear aligners that are invisible to most people. The aligners are very comfortable because they are manufactured from scans that are made with the iTero® Element™ system, advanced technology that provides our patients with improved comfort, higher accuracy, and faster results when compared to molds of the teeth.


Invisalign® aligners are invisible, removable and comfortable. You need fewer follow-up visits because the system uses a series of aligners that don’t require adjustments like braces.


Invisalign aligners may not be as effective for treating more serious orthodontic problems. Aligners can be more expensive than other types of braces, and you may misplace or break the aligners.