Braces with colors (Traditional and Self-Ligating)

Metal braces are the most common type of appliance in the world and are the choice of teens and adults who want to enjoy colors on their braces. If recommended by Dr. Emerson, self-ligating braces will be used. Although proven not to speed up treatment faster than traditional braces, self-ligating braces are used to treatment certain problems more efficiently.


Invisalign is a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Click on the Hidden Treatment banner at the top of the page to learn how Emerson Orthodontics uses Invisalign to align adult AND teen smiles.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear Ceramic Braces never stain and blend in beautifully with your natural teeth. If your goal is to complete your treatment keeping your mouth as clear and unnoticed as possible, then ceramic braces are perfect.

Best of all, we don’t charge more for these braces. Offices routinely charge $500 more to use ceramic braces. We want you to stand out from the crowd as much as us, so enjoy your beautiful braces!

Self-Ligating (Frictionless) Braces

Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces have special properties that make them an excellent choice for correcting specific orthodontics problems. Although current research shows that these braces do not reduce your time in braces, they resist plaque build-up and are very helpful in cases where hygiene is suspected to be a problem. Dr. Emerson will help decide if this is the right choice for your case.

Forsus Appliance

Many patients have overbite large enough that correction with rubber bands alone is difficult. Forsus appliances are used in these cases to consistently place force on the teeth to guide upper and lower arches together into the perfect bite.

Carriere Motion Appliance

This appliance is used prior to starting braces when patients have upper front teeth that stick too far forward and need to be moved backwards.