Types of Braces

At Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists in Elmhurts and Downers Grove, IL, we offer a variety of braces to fit each and every patient and their lifestyle. Whether you are looking for the traditional metal brackets, or a more discreet option, we have a solution for you!

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type, and are more comfortable today than ever. Made of high-grade stainless steel, they straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, they are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. They do require more attention to oral hygiene because ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts.


InBrace® is a personalized behind-the-teeth, teeth straightener – that’s completely hidden. It isa set-it and forget-it teeth-straightening that lets you live your real life and improve your smile without anyone knowing you’re in treatment. The InBrace Smartwire® works like autopilot. The Smartwire is programmed with Gentleforce™ technology from advanced shape memory alloy to gently move your teeth into place. This means no monthly tightenings or tray changes. And you can eat, drink, brush and floss normally while in treatment!

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, which means fewer appointments and less friction on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.

Sure Smile

If you're interested in achieving a beautifully straight smile without having to wear braces, clear aligners may be the right treatment for you. At Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists you can get clear aligners from SureSmile®