Types of Braces

At Dressler Orthodontics, we offer metal braces, Fastbraces®, and ceramic braces.

Metal Braces

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. With metal braces, a series of metal brackets and wires are attached to each tooth in a patient’s mouth. The strength of that wire is what gently pulls the teeth into the desired position over time.


Dr. Dressler is proud to offer Fastbraces® to both children and adults. This technology allows for shorter treatment time with amazing results. In most cases, treatment time is only 5-10 months.

Fastbraces® differ from regular braces due to their focus on straightening the roots of the teeth. Patients are able to see excellent results more quickly than traditional methods.

Fastbraces® is comprehensive orthodontic treatment, just like traditional braces, and should not be considered short-term cosmetic orthodontics. It is an alternative to conventional treatments and utilizes doctor-prescribed treatment plans to address “bad bites” or malocclusions, such as overbites, underbites, crowding/crooked teeth, spacing/gaps, open bite, and crossbites.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Ceramic braces will take about the same amount of time as traditional braces. Depending on the issues you are facing, treatment with ceramic braces can take anywhere between 12-24 months.