Types of Braces

Metal (Edgewise) Braces

The most common type of metal braces is Edgewise, which is made of high-grade stainless steel. We proudly use Edgewise metal braces at our practice. Edgewise metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more cost effective! Because of the bracket design – which has rectangular slots that fit a cross section of arch wires at a wider dimension – these braces provide more precise and greater control over tooth movement.

Also with Edgewise braces you can have any combination of color elastics you would like! Have fun picking your colors and showing your individuality!

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.


The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

11162 S.E. 23rd Ave.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone: 503.654.4444
Fax: 503.654.6119

Winter Hours
Mon. & Tues.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed. & Thurs.: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri.: closed

Summer Hours
Mon. - Wed.: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thurs.: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fri.: closed