Types of Braces

At Dr. Dann Orthodontics, we know that just like every patient is unique, every smile is unique. As such, some orthodontic treatments might be better suited for you than others. 

In order to best serve you at our Winter Park, FL and Orlando, FL offices, we strive to provide patients of all ages with a wide variety of the latest orthodontic treatments. To learn more about the types of teeth-straightening services we offer, please read through the information below!

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are still the most popular teeth-straightening, bite-correcting orthodontic option out there. While still sticking with their conventional metallic look, over the years this type of braces has come a long way. Metal braces are now smaller, increasingly efficient, and more comfortable than they ever have been. Book a consultation at Dr. Dann’s Winter Park or Orlando orthodontist’s office today to find out if metal braces are right for you.

Clarity™ Braces (Clear Braces)

While still functioning in the same way as traditional metal braces, Clarity braces offer a more aesthetic benefit due to their translucent (clear) appearance. Clarity braces are made from a hard ceramic material that won’t stain or discolor. Overall, they perform just as well as metal braces, but blend in to your smile with greater ease.

Empower® Braces

Empower braces are self-ligating braces that offer many benefits to patients of our Winter Park and Orlando practice. 

  • The self-ligation technique uses a lighter wire that causes less friction, thus resulting in a higher level of comfort for you! 
  • Self-ligating braces may straighten teeth more rapidly because the wire is allowed to move within the bracket, which means you don’t have to make as many trips to the orthodontist for tightening.
  • Another added benefit of Empower braces is that they make it easier for patients to maintain good oral hygiene, as the brackets are smaller and easier to keep clean.

Empower braces are unique because they are a self-ligating braces system that offers both active and passive archwire clips, allowing your orthodontist unprecedented precision control, and you the most efficient orthodontic treatment. For more on Empower braces, check out Dr. Dann’s blog!


Invisalign is the bracket and wire free way to straighten your teeth. Instead of braces, the Invisalign form of orthodontic treatment utilizes a series of clear trays called aligners that are created to fit your individual mouth and correct your teeth.

Another benefit of choosing Invisalign as your form of orthodontic treatment is that Invisalign aligners are removable. As a result, you have:

  • Virtually no food restrictions.
  • You can easily maintain good oral hygiene.
  • And you can even sparingly remove the aligners for important events.

Please note though, Invisalign is only available for patients with certain orthodontic bite problems, and only an orthodontist can properly determine if this system is right for you. So contact Dr. Dann Orthodontics today and see if you’re a good fit for Invisalign.

Schedule Your Next Trip to Dr. Dann’s Office!

Dr. Dann Orthodontics is proud to provide state-of-the-art treatment to children, teens, and adults in the Winter Park and Orlando, FL areas, as well as surrounding communities such as Oviedo and Altamonte, FL. We work hard to provide a one-of-a-kind patient experience that will get you the results you want. 

If you would like to schedule your first visit with us, or your next appointment, please contact us today. One of our team members would be happy to work with you to find the time and office location that best meets your needs.