Types of Braces

 Your Bloomington & Lincoln, IL Orthodontic Specialists

At Bowers Orthodontic Specialists, it's our mission to create beautiful, healthy, life-long smiles for our patients. Our doctors and highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work hard to craft specialized treatment plans to meet every patient's unique orthodontic needs, and we take the time to get to know every patient individually and help them feel at home during every visit. While traditional metal braces are still the most popular form of treatment, we're proud to offer a variety of treatment methods to fit your schedule and lifestyle.

Metal Braces

metal_colorMetal braces are what most people think of when they hear the word 'braces.' Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces today are smaller, more aesthetically appealing, and more comfortable than ever.


Ceramic Braces

clearCeramic braces are similar to metal braces in structure, but their brackets are made a clear composite material. Due to their inconspicuous appearance, they've become a popular option for working professionals and socially conscious teenagers alike. We're proud to use self-ligating ceramic brackets, eliminating the staining problems of other ceramic brackets.


invisalignInvisalign is a revolutionary new orthodontic treatment that does away with metal wires and brackets altogether, instead relying on a series of clear, removable trays, called aligners, to straighten teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible and can easily be popped in and out to eat, drink, brush, and floss, meaning no one will know you're straightening your teeth and they come with none of the dietary restrictions of traditional braces.

Contact Your Bloomington, IL Braces Experts

Have more questions about the treatments we offer or your orthodontic health in general? We're here to help! Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Bloomington, IL office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve!