Matal Braces in Lafayette


Lafayette Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces Lafayette, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.



Self-Ligating Braces Lafayette are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, Lafayette self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Lafayette Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as Lafayette metal braces but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth to place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.


Lafayette Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, Lafayette ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.