Types of Braces

Metal Braces

metal_colorMetal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic/Gold Braces

clearCeramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. 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.


Invisalign/3M/A+ Aligners

invisalignClear aligners are a simple way to straighten your teeth without using traditional metal braces. The invisible braces allow you to show off your outstanding smile all throughout your treatment! They are custom-made, removable and clear, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can still eat and drink whatever you want, and you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth.


To learn more about the benefits of braces, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible. As always, the consultation is complimentary!

The skilled orthodontists at Anderson Orthodontics provides braces, teeth straightening, retainers, Invisalign and related services to patients throughout the Richmond area from our two convenient offices, including patients in Mechanicsville, Chamberlayne, Highland Springs, Sandston, Varina, Bon Air, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Chester, Farmville, Jetersville, Cumberland, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Fort Lee, Ettrick, Prince George, New Bohemia and Hopewell, Virginia.