Fixed metal braces (otherwise known as train track braces) use metal brackets glued to the front of your teeth to hold a metal wire which slowly pulls crooked teeth into alignment. Metal braces are still one of the most common ways to straighten teeth.
Invisible braces are created using clear, almost see-through plastic which are fitted to the backs of your teeth, rather than the front. This allows invisible braces to straighten your teeth effectively yet discreetly, as they are far harder to notice than traditional metal braces.
Damon Braces use a sliding mechanism on the bracket to hold the wire in place, instead of the elastic or rubber bands used by fixed metal braces. This makes Damon Braces a faster and more hygienic orthodontic treatment than alternative orthodontic treatments.
Clear braces work in the same way as traditional metal braces; brackets are attached to the teeth to hold a wire in place which gradually pulls the teeth into alignment. Braces can now be made from clear, plastic materials to make them harder to spot.
Ceramic braces work in a similar way to metal braces; brackets are used to hold a wire in place which slowly straightens teeth over time. Ceramic braces are made from a tooth-coloured ceramic material, which allows them to straighten teeth without being seen.
Incognito braces, otherwise known as Lingual braces, work in the same way as the traditional metal bracket system. However, Incognito braces are attached to the rear of the teeth, making them far harder to spot than braces fixed to the front.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to gently reposition teeth. Invisalign trays are made from transparent plastic, meaning they can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. Invisalign trays can also be removed when you eat, drink and clean your teeth, which means minimal disruption to your daily life.