Types of Braces

At Brochu Orthodontics, we aspire to use our expertise and experience to assist you in choosing the best type of braces for your smile. Our top line of braces are the Clarity Advanced ceramic braces. These state of the art braces will allow you to smile with extreme confidence without a second thought. The translucent ceramic material blends with your teeth and will resist staining and discoloration throughout the entirety of your treatment process. Clarity Advanced ceramic braces are virtually unseen, making them a treatment that is trusted by both teens and orthodontists.


These are the most traditional and common type of braces used today. Technology advancements have enabled the metal brackets to become smaller and more comfortable than ever before and constructed of high-grade metal alloys. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are the same size and shape as metal braces.  The difference is they have tooth-colored or clear brackets and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene since ceramic braces are larger and more fragile.


Invisalign is a series of custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The Invisalign aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.

To schedule an appointment, call Brochu Orthodontics Spring Grove location at (815) 675-0161 or at our Libertyville location at (847) 367-7150.