Today, there are many different options to choose from when it comes to braces. Most of them attach on the cheek side of the teeth.  Some are clear and nearly invisible, while others are made from stainless steel and may or may not have colored bands attached to them. We realize that not all patients have the same orthodontic needs, so we utilize a number of materials and types of device in our office, including:

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than past generations.  Metal braces are comprised of brackets that attach to the teeth and wires connecting the brackets.  The brackets are positioned in such a way that when the wire is slightly tightened, gentle forces are applied to the teeth to move them into their ideal position

Ceramic braces have brackets that are made of translucent (clear) material, making them a more esthetic option than metal. They still work the same way as traditional metal braces, and contain a metal wire.  But, the translucent bracket significantly reduces their visibility.  They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal.

Clear aligners straighten teeth without brackets or wires.  They are made of a durable acrylic material that fit snugly over your smile and apply gentle forces that move your teeth to the ideal position.  Invisalign is the most popular type of clear aligner treatment.  Dr. Ta has received an Invisalign Elite Provider designation for 2017, in recognition of completing over 300 Invisalign cases and maintaining at least 50 cases every six months.


Incognito are a new generation of orthodontic braces for teens and adults. Incognito braces are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation.

  • IN-OVATION R is smaller and has a lower profile than other self-ligating brackets. With no elastic or metal ties, you will have less irritation, less plaque build-up, and less difficulty keeping your teeth clean.
  • IN-OVATION C is a translucent ceramic bracket that offers fast and comfortable treatment with the added benefit of high aesthetics.|
  • N-OVATION L MTM offers a superb alternative to tray aligners for patients requiring 6 mm of movement or less. Completely invisible, L MTM self-ligating “quick clips” work within a few short months to give you the perfect smile you have always wanted.