Types of Braces

Quality Orthodontic Care and Braces in Paris, TN

At McClain Orthodontics family orthodontist in Paris, TN, Dr. Michael McClain and our friendly team work hard to help our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile! Our office offers several types of braces to fit your individual orthodontic needs.

Traditional Metal Braces

colorMetal braces are fixed appliances bonded to the teeth for the entire treatment process. We use the most advanced metal braces, with a low-profile and natural curvature for more discreet and comfortable treatment. The smooth surface causes less rubbing and irritation to the lips, gums, and inside of the cheeks. With all types of braces, it is important to avoid eating hard, sticky, and crunchy foods that can cause damage. Since they are not removable during treatment, metal braces require more time and care when brushing and flossing as food debris and plaque have many places to hide. Metal braces are the least expensive braces option we offer, making them a popular choice, and they even allow for some self-expression as you can choose different colors for the small elastic bands that hold the braces in place.

Ceramic Braces

clearCeramic braces are similar to metal braces, except the brackets are made of a translucent material that closely resembles the natural color of your teeth. They also require more attention in your oral hygiene routine since they are more fragile than metal braces and elastic ties can become discolored, but the ties will be changed at each orthodontist visit. Just like with metal braces, some foods should be avoided to protect braces from damage. As ceramic braces are much less noticeable, we recommend them for older teenagers and adults who want a more subtle treatment option compared to metal braces.


invisalignInvisalign consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that work to gradually move the teeth. The clear aligners are designed to be removed when eating, brushing, and flossing, making them a very convenient way to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Invisalign can be more costly, but with no added oral hygiene concerns or dietary restrictions, Invisalign is very popular among teenagers and adults who want their treatment to be as convenient and discreet as possible.

Contact Your Paris Kids Orthodontist for an Appointment Today!

If you have any questions about braces options or other treatments we offer, please contact us directly at (731) 644-9311 to schedule an appointment. You can also request a consultation with our easy online form. We’re always eager to welcome new patients, so whether you’re looking for a Paris, TN kid’s orthodontist for your child or teen, or interested in adult treatment, we’ve got you covered! At McClain Orthodontics, we look forward to helping you and your family achieve a healthy new smile today!