Metal Braces

Self-ligating metal braces are comprised of brackets that are affixed to teeth and wires that are threaded through slots in the brackets.  Some patients may also have metal bands encircling back teeth.  Built-in clips hold the wires to the brackets.  Metal brackets are generally made of stainless steel.  Wires are made of metal alloys and deliver a constant, gentle force to move teeth.


Clear Ceramic Braces

Traditional ceramic braces are tooth-colored, making them next-to- invisible. They are affixed to teeth, and wires are threaded through slots in the brackets. Wires are held to brackets by tiny rubber bands called “ligatures” or “o-rings.” Brackets are made of ceramic or porcelain materials. Wires are made of metal alloys and deliver a constant, gentle force to move teeth.




Invisalign® uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create your customized aligners. Your first step is a visit to Dr. Sherman and Dr. Balhoff, who are both Align Technology certified orthodontists. Together, you will then determine what you want to correct. Then, Dr. Sherman and Dr. Balhoff will send Align Technology precise treatment instructions. Invisalign® uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners–as few as 12 or as many as 48.

You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks and only remove when eating, brushing and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move gradually–week by week, until they move into the final alignment. INVISALIGN

Invisalign Teen – Invisalign Teen can be used to treat the vast majority of young patients with erupting permanent teeth who want a better smile.
Four reasons to get started toward a beautiful smile today!

Invisalign Teen is:

  • Virtually Invisible

  • Removable

  • Comfortable

  • Affordable

Feel confident showing your smile, even while in treatment. There’s no need to worry about prom or school photos showing a metal mouth. Aligners won’t inhibit sports activity or musical instrument playing. You can remove them to eat what you want. More time may be afforded by fewer office visits, shorter appointments, and no “emergency” visits for broken or loose brackets and wires. INVISALIGN TEEN