Williams Orthodontics

Types of Braces


Thanks to today’s technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming increasingly popular along with the removable appliances that can be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth.

Please use the menu below to learn more about the types of braces we offer at our office, and speak with Dr. Williams to determine which appliance is right for you.


Damon braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as “self-ligation” that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.

No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.


Clarity braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Made from a hard ceramic material, these braces won’t stain or discolor. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option – Clarity!


The Insignia System is a customized system of braces. The braces themselves are fabricated in a customized fashion for each and every patient. Computer aided design is utilized to make the process of orthodontics more efficient. The system combines the orthodontic power of braces with the precision of digital treatment modeling.


The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients and some teenagers with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.