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Types of Braces

Braces in South Africa

Traditional Braces

This is the most commonly used. Metal braces mainly consist of one small bracket glued to the front part of each tooth. 

Metal brackets can be decorated with different ligatures, so you can simply pick out your favorite color and your own unique style.

Ceramic / Invisible Braces / In-Ovation C / Damon Clear

Here’s something to smile about! These braces are less visible and translucent for a natural look.

Self ligating / Speed Braces / Damon Braces

This particular brace does not require ligatures or small bands or colours that are usually used to keep the wires in place. These are also referred to as speed braces, which ultimately create less friction in between the wires and brackets.


Invisalign is a clear and simple substitute for braces.  No brackets.  No wires.  Just a series of customized removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them. 

Brochures & further information regarding the different options are available at our Practice.