Type of Braces

Modern orthodontics offers a vast array of technologies to create healthy, beautiful smiles faster and more comfortably than ever before. At Summer Orthodontics, we use only the highest quality braces to achieve exceptional results for our patients.


Invisalign is known as the invisible way to straighten your teeth without traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. They are removable for eating and drinking, and for key moments including speaking engagements, playing musical instruments and for important photo moments, such as weddings and graduations.

Summer Orthodontics is a Platinum Invisalign Provider. This designates Dr. Summer as one of the top Invisalign providers nationwide. This means she has the experience and training to treat any case with Invisalign.

Clear Braces

Clear or ceramic brackets are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain.. Adults like to choose clear braces because they “blend in” with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. (These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had.)

The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. Unless you eat a lot of curry, smoke, or drink a lot of black coffee, staining generally is not a problem. Note that the ligatures are changed each time you get an adjustment — usually, monthly.

Metal Braces

Advances in technology have not only has resulted in orthodontic materials that are lighter, but smaller as well. These improvements continue to do all the work that regular braces can do in a smaller, sleeker style.

At Summer Orthodontics, you can choose from a wide variety of colored bands and change the colors at any appointment.

Incognito Braces

The best Lingual (behind the teeth) braces are called Incognito.

Each Incognito brace have a unique design and fit. They are contoured to hug the lingual surface of your teeth for optimal comfort and performance. They are designed one patient at a time and one tooth at a time so no two brackets are exactly alike.