Types of Braces

At Busciglio Smiles, we’re all about creating healthy, beautiful smiles that boost confidence and enhance overall well-being. One of the most effective tools we use to achieve this goal is braces.

Braces are orthodontic devices designed to correct dental issues such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, gaps, overbites, and underbites. They consist of brackets attached to each tooth, and an archwire that connects these brackets. The magic of braces lies in the slow but steady pressure they apply to your teeth. This pressure instigates a biological process where the bone in the jaw changes shape to accommodate the new position of the teeth. Over time, this leads to a straighter smile and a more aligned bite.

Braces aren’t just for children and teenagers — adults are also turning to braces to improve their smiles and oral health! With advancements in orthodontic technology, today’s braces are more comfortable, effective, and less noticeable than ever before.

Traditional Metal

Traditional metal braces, the most common type of braces, have come a long way over the years. They are made from high-quality stainless steel, and use brackets and archwires to correct malocclusions and misaligned teeth. Despite their traditional design, they are highly effective and can handle all types of orthodontic cases. The modern versions are sleeker, smaller, and more comfortable than their predecessors. Plus, with the option to add colored elastics, they provide a fun and unique way for patients to express their personal style.

Clear Ceramic

Clear ceramic braces offer a more aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. Made from tooth-colored ceramic materials, they blend in with your natural teeth, making them an excellent choice for a more discreet orthodontic treatment. These braces function just like their metal counterparts, but they are less noticeable, making them a popular choice for adults and image-conscious teenagers. Despite being less visible, clear ceramic braces don’t compromise on performance. They provide the same level of effectiveness in treating various orthodontic issues, enhancing both your smile and oral health.


Gold braces are for our patients who would like a touch of style in their orthodontic treatment. These braces are similar to traditional metal braces in design and function, but they feature gold-plated stainless steel brackets and wires. This gives them a unique, stylish appearance that stands out. Gold braces are as reliable and effective as traditional braces in treating various orthodontic problems. The golden hue not only adds a distinctive appeal but also goes well with all skin tones. This makes gold braces a fashionable and efficient solution for creating beautiful, healthy smiles.


Self-ligating brackets are a modern innovation in orthodontic technology. Unlike traditional braces that use elastic bands to hold the wires in place, self-ligating brackets use a special clip or movable door. This allows the wire to move freely, reducing friction and often making treatment quicker and more comfortable.

What sets self-ligating brackets apart is their unique design that can potentially reduce the amount of time you spend in the orthodontist’s chair. Because they don’t require tightening, you’ll need fewer adjustments over the course of your treatment. Plus, their design can make it easier to keep your braces clean, promoting better oral health during your orthodontic journey.

Braces For Kids

At Busciglio Smiles, we firmly believe in the power of early orthodontic care. Starting your child’s journey to a perfect smile at a young age can be immensely beneficial for their dental health and confidence.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first check-up with an orthodontist no later than age seven. At this stage, they will have a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth, making it easier for our orthodontists to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Early orthodontic treatment with braces isn’t just about making smiles look good; it’s also about creating a healthy mouth for life. Braces can help guide jaw growth, lower the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth, improve appearance and self-esteem, and correct harmful oral habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

At Busciglio Smiles, we offer various types of braces suitable for children, and will talk with you and your child about the option that is best for their specific case. We’re committed to making your child’s orthodontic journey as comfortable and fun as possible so that they look forward to not only each visit, but seeing their results at the end of treatment.

Remember, early intervention is designed to take advantage of the fact that a child’s jaw is still growing and work alongside their natural smile development. So, the sooner they start their orthodontic journey, the better their chance of enjoying a beautiful, healthy smile in the future.

Braces For Teens

At Busciglio Smiles, we understand that the teenage years are a pivotal time in life, filled with new experiences and self-discovery. A confident smile can make all the difference, which is why we’re here to guide your teen through their orthodontic journey.

Living with braces as a teenager doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. In fact, it can be a unique opportunity to express individuality while working towards a healthier, more beautiful smile. Today’s braces are sleek, stylish, and designed to fit into your teen’s lifestyle, so their confidence can continue to shine throughout treatment.

We offer a variety of braces options for teens, ensuring they find the right fit for their needs and preferences. Traditional metal braces, often seen as a rite of passage for many teenagers, are durable and effective. For those who prefer a more discreet option, clear ceramic braces are a fantastic alternative. They blend seamlessly with the teeth, making them less noticeable. For our fashion-forward teens, gold braces add a unique touch to their orthodontic treatment.

Beyond aesthetics, each type of braces we offer at Busciglio Smiles is capable of correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, from minor adjustments to more complex cases. Our skilled team will work closely with your teen, providing personalized care and attention throughout their treatment.

Remember, braces are not just about improving smiles; they also enhance oral health, which can positively impact overall well-being. So, we can’t wait to help your teen embrace the journey to a radiant smile with Busciglio Smiles.

Braces For Adults

At Busciglio Smiles, we firmly believe that a beautiful, confident smile has no age limit. Orthodontics isn’t just for our younger patients; adults too can benefit immensely from our comprehensive range of treatments designed to enhance your oral health and smile aesthetic.

Many adults are under the misconception that braces are specifically for children or teenagers. However, the reality is quite the opposite. Braces remain a top treatment option for adults, whether you’re seeking minor touch-ups or a complete smile redesign.

Choosing to get braces as an adult can be a life-changing decision. It’s an investment in your self-esteem, health, and overall quality of life. Braces are not simply about achieving a stunning smile; they offer numerous benefits that can significantly enhance your quality of life.

Firstly, braces can correct a variety of orthodontic issues, such as crooked teeth, overcrowding, and bite problems. By addressing these concerns, braces can alleviate potential discomfort or difficulties with speech and chewing. They also make oral hygiene easier, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Secondly, having straight teeth and a properly aligned bite can help reduce unnecessary wear and tear on your enamel. This can prevent future dental issues, saving you time and money in the long run.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, braces can boost your self-esteem. A beautiful, straight smile can do wonders for your confidence, affecting your social interactions and even your career prospects. It’s about more than aesthetics; it’s about feeling good about yourself every time you look in the mirror.

At Busciglio Smiles, we’re committed to helping our adult patients unlock these benefits. Our team of experienced professionals will guide you through the process, providing personalized care every step of the way. Remember, it’s never too late to invest in your smile. Embrace the journey towards a healthier, more radiant smile with us today.