2333 Knob Creek Rd Suite 10
Johnson City, TN 37604

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Types of Braces and Cost

We offer multiple types of braces, including clear braces, clear aligners, traditional braces, INBRACE lingual braces, and LightForce advanced bracket technology. In other words, we have a treatment option to suit your condition and lifestyle!

We want you to feel comfortable and confident while you’re undergoing your smile transformation.

Once you visit our Johnson City office for your free orthodontic exam, Dr. Jewett will help you to determine whether braces are right for you.

Braces to suit your lifestyle. Costs to suit your budget.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligners are a top choice for patients of all ages! We don’t want our patients to be limited in their treatment options based on their age, lifestyle, or preferences.

No matter your age, you can be treated with Invisalign clear aligners. We offer Invisalign First for kids, Invisalign for teens, and Invisalign for adults.

Invisalign technology is comfortable, discreet, virtually-invisible and highly-effective. This form of invisible braces works in a series of clear, flexible trays, custom-made to fit your smile. Each set of clear aligners in your treatment plan is designed to shift your teeth into a beautiful alignment with gentle yet consistent force.

Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are a common type of braces used by kids, teens, and adults. Traditional, metal braces are made with stainless steel, high-grade archwires and brackets bonded to the top and bottom teeth. Every time you visit us for a braces adjustment appointment (approximately every 8 to 10 weeks), you can choose from a variety of colors to replace your current colors. These small colorful O-ties hold your archwires in place, but they also give your braces a fun, colorful appearance. Get creative with your braces colors! At your braces adjustment appointments, we will assess your progress to ensure that your treatment plan is as effective and efficient as possible, and that you are staying on track! Depending on our assessment, we may replace your archwires or reposition a bracket or two to keep your smile on the right track.
INBRACE Lingual Braces (Behind-the-Teeth)

Lingual braces are similar to traditional, metal braces, except lingual braces are invisible! We offer state-of-the-art INBRACE custom-designed, invisible braces that are bonded to the back of the teeth instead of the front.

These braces use ‘gentleforce’ technology and advanced ‘smartwire’ loops to accommodate healthy tooth movement. Each smartwire loop is custom-made to fit individual teeth, and doesn’t use friction or sliding mechanism force.

Many children, teens and adults choose lingual braces for their discreet placement. These braces are equally as effective as traditional braces, but they don’t have the same evident appearance.

Lingual braces also eliminate the possibility of discoloration left on the front of the teeth. If you aren’t diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth and avoiding foods and drinks that stain the teeth while wearing traditional braces, you may notice some minor discoloration once your braces are removed. Although discoloration is not a big deal and can be easily reversed with whitening treatment, lingual braces might be the better option for you if this is one of your concerns.

Ceramic Clear Braces

Ceramic clear braces utilize tooth-colored, high-quality ceramic brackets and silver or clear archwires for a modern, practically-invisible appearance. Ceramic braces use the same bracket-and-archwire technology as traditional braces.

These braces are specially designed to be durable and increasingly comfortable! The materials used in ceramic braces don’t irritate the gums, and ceramic brackets are rounded, which minimizes any discomfort from sharp corners.

Ceramic braces can use clear rubber bands around each bracket to hold the archwire in place, while remaining unnoticeable. Children and colorful patients who want to have some fun with their appearance can choose colorful rubber bands instead of clear bands!

Advanced LightForce Brackets

We offer advanced LightForce bracket technology for metal braces! These modern brackets are 3-D printed and customized to each individual tooth to shift the teeth with increased comfort and precision.

LightForce technology uses highly-advanced, custom-designed brackets that increase the efficiency of treatment and minimize the need for adjustments. LightForce brackets are 3-D printed specifically for each patient to improve placement accuracy and reduce treatment time.

These brackets also use indirect bonding trays that eliminate the need for manual bonding and placement to maximize the end result. If you’re interested in LightForce bracket technology for your personalized treatment plan, please reach out to us!

Cost of Braces
The cost of braces is affordable with us! We believe in everyone having access to quality orthodontic treatment at an affordable price.

We want your personal preference to be the main factor in your choice of treatment.

Many people believe modern braces and Invisalign cost more than traditional braces, but at Local Orthodontics, Invisalign and metal braces are comparably priced! We offer a number of affordable payment plans, including 0% in-house financing, CareCredit financing, and special discounts when you pay-in-full or refer someone to us!

We don’t want finances to hold you back from your beautiful, new smile.

Cost of Braces

We want your personal preference to be the main factor in your choice of treatment.

The cost of braces is affordable with us! We believe in everyone having access to quality orthodontic treatment at an affordable price. We want your personal preference to be the main factor in your choice of treatment.

Many people believe modern braces and Invisalign cost more than traditional braces, but at Local Orthodontics, Invisalign and metal braces are comparably priced! We offer a number of affordable payment plans, including 0% in-house financing, CareCredit financing, and special discounts when you pay-in-full or refer someone to us!

We don’t want finances to hold you back from your beautiful, new smile.

Still have questions about types of braces and cost?

If you have any lingering questions about braces, types of braces, or the cost of braces, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

We are a top-rated orthodontist serving Johnson City and surrounding communities with high-quality care in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Jewett and our amazing team are here to answer any questions you have to ensure that you’re well-informed and excited to start treatment.