Types of Braces

Your Charlottesville Braces Specialists

At Charlottesville Orthodontics, our orthodontists, Dr. Weis and Dr. Stranix, understand that each patient is different. Each patient has a unique orthodontic situation and lifestyle, so certain forms of orthodontic treatment may be a better fit than others. That is why we offer several types of braces at our Charlottesville Downtown, Hollymead, and Zion Crossroads offices, so you are able to receive a form of orthodontic treatment that will yield the best results and make the treatment process as comfortable as possible.

Ceramic Braces

clear.pngCeramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets compared to traditional braces is the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits. 


invisalign.pngThe Invisalign® system is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. Invisalign is a popular form of orthodontic treatment for those looking for a discreet and flexible way to straighten their teeth. We also have a state of the art digital scanner so long gone are the days of taking messy impressions or molds of your teeth!

Iconix Aesthetic Braces

We are excited to announce we now offer Iconix Aesthetic Braces. The durability of stainless steel and the aesthetics of “white” gold. Some call it a “champagne” color. Smooth zirconia finish guarantees the color will not peel or brush away. The Iconix offers a pleasing cosmetic system and absolutely no change in standard braces technique.

Begin Orthodontic Treatment With Braces In The Zion Crossroads Area

If you’re ready to begin orthodontic treatment and learn more about the different types of braces we offer, contact one of our conveniently located offices in Charlottesville or Zion Crossroads. We would be happy to schedule a free consultation for you to determine which type of braces would be best to give you the smile you’ve always wanted!