Types of Braces - Options for Braces

Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado

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Most people are familiar with the metal brackets and wires traditionally used for dental braces. However, a metal apparatus isn’t the only option for straightening teeth and bringing the bite into alignment. At Advanced Orthodontic Care, we offer several other options for braces that might better fit the busy lifestyle of our patients in the Stapleton area.

The orthodontic treatment that works for one patient might not be right for another. Please call Advanced Orthodontic Care today at 303-331-0222 to find out what type of braces might be right for you. Dr. Robert Rudman welcomes patients from Stapleton and other Denver communities.

Clear Braces

As the name suggests, clear braces are designed to be discreet. While the metal components in traditional braces can attract attention, especially with the use of custom color brackets, clear braces rely on nearly invisible components.

Other benefits of this orthodontic system include:

  • Brackets are matched to the natural color of teeth
  • Only the wire is obvious when others look directly at your teeth
  • More comfortable than traditional braces

If you’re very self-conscious about others seeing your braces, Advanced Orthodontic Care offers an even more inconspicuous option.


Also called iBraces, orthodontic treatment with Incognito is completely unnoticeable. This is because these hidden braces use a unique design: The customized brackets and wires are fixed to the back of your teeth instead of the front.

While wearing Incognito™ braces on the inside of your teeth, you can enjoy other orthodontic advantages such as:

  • Minimal discomfort
  • Fewer wire adjustments compared to traditional braces
  • Customizable treatment to fit an active lifestyle

Patients who are involved in sports or play the saxophone, flute, or similar instruments are likely to find iBraces beneficial.

Synergy R

One of the latest technologies Dr. Rudman has brought to Advanced Orthodontic Care is the Synergy R bracket system. Relying on an innovative straight wire low friction (SWLF) design, Synergy R increases the effectiveness of traditional brackets while efficiently using time and materials.

Key benefits of these advanced braces include:

  • No breakable components
  • Shorter appointments to change out the arch wire
  • Self-ligating, meaning the band within the bracket adjusts itself with changes in the mouth
  • Level of discomfort minimized
  • Patients have their choice of colors for individual flair

To learn more about the different types of braces we offer, please contact Advanced Orthodontic Care or call 303-331-0222 today. Dr. Rudman serves patients throughout Denver, including Stapleton, Cherry Creek, and Downtown.