Options For Braces At Lanier Orthodontics

Dawsonville, GA


Contemporary orthodontic methods focus on providing the patient with the highest level of comfort, the most natural fit, and the most aesthetically pleasing result possible. Dr. Gass is an expert in all varieties of braces, and he provides impeccable service and treatment plans tailored to each individual patient.

Get the orthodontic care you and your smile need, and choose from a wider variety of braces than ever before. We can help you make your braces the center of attention or offer you a more discreet option, depending on your personal preference. When customizing your treatment plan, Dr. Gass takes into account your personal preferences, so you can feel just as confident smiling during treatment as you will afterward.

Types Of Braces Available

The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to restore and enhance the aesthetics and oral health of the patient’s smile. Braces have been shown to be an effective treatment option for underbites, overbites, spacing issues, and more, and there is a common principle behind how they all function.

The process for braces is generally the same for each type of bracket. When you come in to have your braces applied, your teeth are professionally prepared, and brackets ranging in various designs and materials, depending on the type you choose, are bonded and cured into their precise positioning on your teeth. Then the archwire, which can be composed of various sizes, shapes, and materials, is used to carefully and efficiently move your teeth. Continuous and routine appointments are necessary to adjust your braces and range on average from 4-10 week intervals.

Traditional Metal

As the name implies, these braces are entirely made of metal, with stainless steel being the most common material. Additionally, some options may include thin rubber bands to help secure the wires on each bracket. The bands are available in a variety of hues, allowing you to personalize your smile during treatment.

Traditional metal braces continue to be one of the most popular and affordable options for teeth and bite alignment, despite being the most noticeable option. The metal construction makes them both durable and effective at treating all orthodontic issues.


Clear ceramic braces could be the way to go if you want to wear braces but don’t want everyone to notice. Clear braces perform the same functions and look similar to metal braces. Brackets, wires, and ligatures (rubber bands used to regulate force) are standard for both types of braces.

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces, except that they are made of a ceramic material designed to blend in with your natural tooth color, making them less noticeable. They are just as effective at bringing about the desired correction as metal brackets, but they may not be the best option for all patients. However, if you are able to take good care of your braces, clear braces are a great option for anyone looking for a more discreet treatment option!

Gold Braces

Is it important to you to present yourself in an attractive and modern way? You should consider gold braces!

The stigma associated with wearing braces has died down. Now, you can customize the color and design of your braces to fit your personal taste. Gold braces, with their flashy gold-plated brackets, aren’t just durable and efficient; they can also show off your sense of style and make sure your smile stays beautiful throughout and after treatment.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating metal braces are bonded to your teeth using a similar process as traditional braces. However, instead of using ligature ties to hold the archwire in place, these braces feature sliding door technology that allows your archwires to work longer and faster, leading to few appointments. While color ligatures are not recommended with these braces, they can still be used in some cases, allowing for both the fun experience of colors with all the benefits of self-ligating braces.