Types of Braces

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Laredo, you’ve come to the right place!

Weat Laredo Orthodontics place our patients first and want nothing more than to provide them with a high-quality and efficient orthodontic treatment. Because of that, we’ve gone above and beyond to offer a great selection of orthodontics that will suit the orthodontic needs and desires of just about any patient. The types of braces that you’ll find here when visiting your Laredo orthodontist are as follows.

Metal Braces

colorThe most common type of braces (and the one that you’re likely most familiar with) is metal braces. Metal braces are made out of a high-grade stainless steel that provides great durability. Metal braces are typically preferred because they’re incredibly effective at shifting teeth and fixing bad bites while being a very economical option. The downside of metal braces is that they’re more noticeable than other treatment options, though modern metal braces are smaller and more attractive than ever.

Ceramic Braces

clearCeramic braces may be very similar to metal braces, but there’s one important difference between the two – ceramic braces use brackets that are made out of a translucent material. These clear brackets allow ceramic braces to offer a much more discreet treatment when compared to metal braces. In fact, many adult patients love ceramic braces because they provide an enhanced cosmetic appeal. Though the ceramic brackets are more aesthetically pleasing than metal brackets, they’re also more fragile and more likely to break.



Unlike traditional braces that use brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners (which are generated by computer simulation) to straighten a patient’s smile. These aligners provide increased comfort and are also removable for eating, teeth cleaning, and important occasions. Best of all, Invisalign offers a discreet orthodontic treatment as the aligners are nearly invisible! Unfortunately, our Laredo and Zapata Invisalign treatment is only available for adults and you have to be a suitable candidate for the treatment. Get in touch with your Laredo orthodontist to see if Invisalign is for you.

Visit Your Orthodontist in Laredo!

If you’d like to see if you’re a candidate for our Laredo and Zapata Invisalign treatment or you’re interested in one of our other orthodontic treatments, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us. To do so, feel free to give us a call at (956) 267-1234 or fill out our online appointment request form. We hope to see you soon and provide you with the best when it comes to Laredo orthodontics!