The latest self-ligating metal brackets contain a small door which holds the wire in place. This way the wire can adhere more closely
to the teeth. This allows for fewer appointments and a shorter
For a less noticeable look, many patients opt for porcelain brackets. Porcelain brackets have the same function as metal brackets and blend in with tooth color.
For a totally bracket-free treatment experience, Invisalign substitutes metal brackets with plastic aligners. These aligners are shaped to fit your teeth to gradually correct tooth alignment, as determined by a computer simulation system.