Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, York Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While regular metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming increasingly popular along with removable appliances that can be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth.

Please see below or ask us to learn more about the types of braces we offer at our office. You can speak with our orthodontist to determine which appliance is right for you.

SmartClip Braces

No more rubber bands! SmartClip™ braces use an innovative clip instead of tiny elastic bands to hold the wire in place. These “Self Ligating” braces move teeth more quickly, comfortably, and easily than you ever thought possible. And without elastic bands, your braces are easier to keep clean.

Ask us about Clarity™ Self-Ligating Braces! All the comfort and benefits of SmartClip Braces, but with clear brackets. By using clear plastics instead of metal, Clarity SL Self-Ligating Braces blend with your teeth. Great for anyone who needs orthodontics but just doesn’t want metal braces.


Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, and then move onto the next phase of your prescription.

The best part is that the aligners are virtually invisible. Second best is they are removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you want while in treatment. Invisalign also makes brushing and flossing more convenient than traditional braces.

Clear Correct Aligners