Types of Braces

At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we believe everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic solutions, including various types of braces to suit different needs, lifestyles, and aesthetic preferences. Whether you’re a kid ready to begin your orthodontic journey, an adult seeking to enhance your smile, or somewhere in between, we have the perfect orthodontic treatment solution for you.


Self-ligating brackets stand as a pinnacle of orthodontic advancement, offering an innovative and efficient alternative to traditional braces. By utilizing a special clip mechanism instead of elastics to secure the archwire, these brackets present numerous benefits that enhance the overall treatment experience:

  • Reduced Pressure On Teeth — The unique design of self-ligating brackets minimizes the amount of pressure applied to each tooth, contributing to a more comfortable treatment process.
  • Potentially Shorter Treatment Times — The efficiency of self-ligating braces, thanks to the reduced friction between the wire and brackets, can lead to quicker overall treatment times compared to conventional braces.
  • Improved Oral Hygiene — Without elastic bands, which can trap food and plaque, these braces are easier to clean. This significantly lowers the risk of issues like enamel decalcification and gum disease during treatment.
  • Fewer Orthodontic Visits — The self-ligating system requires fewer adjustments, meaning patients spend less time in the orthodontist’s chair and more time enjoying life.
  • Enhanced Comfort — The absence of elastics and decreased need for tightening adjustments contribute to a more comfortable orthodontic experience.
  • Versatility — Our self-ligating brackets are available in both metal and clear varieties, allowing patients to choose the best fit for their lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.

At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we are committed to providing our patients with the latest in orthodontic technology and treatment options. Our self-ligating braces are just one example of how we tailor our services to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient. With self-ligating brackets, we ensure that our patients do not have to compromise on efficiency, comfort, or aesthetics during their orthodontic treatment.

Traditional Metal

Traditional metal braces have stood the test of time for good reason. They are the most common type of braces, known for their durability and effectiveness. Ideal for correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, metal braces now come with smaller, less intrusive brackets and the option for colored bands, making them more attractive than ever. They continue to be a popular choice among our patients for their proven results and cost-effectiveness.


For those concerned about the aesthetic impact of orthodontic treatment, clear braces offer an excellent alternative. Made from ceramic materials that blend with the natural color of your teeth, clear braces provide the same effective treatment as traditional metal braces, with a much less noticeable appearance. They are particularly popular among our adult patients and teenagers who prioritize a more discreet look while achieving their dream smiles.

At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we pride ourselves on creating personalized treatment plans that address the unique needs and goals of each patient. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a welcoming and supportive environment. From your initial consultation to the moment your braces come off, we guide you through every step of your orthodontic journey with expertise and compassion.

Ready to transform your smile? Contact us today to request your consultation. Discover how our cutting-edge orthodontic solutions, including self-ligating brackets, traditional metal braces, and clear braces, can help you achieve the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted.

Braces For Kids

Braces for Kids

At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we understand that deciding to start your child on an orthodontic treatment is a big step for both parents and kids. Our dedicated team is here to make this process as smooth and comfortable as possible, ensuring that your child’s journey to a beautiful smile is filled with positive experiences.

Orthodontic issues can be easier to correct while your child is still growing. Early treatment can help guide proper jaw growth, correct harmful oral habits, and improve the appearance and function of your child’s teeth. Here are some reasons braces might be recommended for your child:

  • Improving Oral Health — Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
  • Correcting Bite Issues — Addressing overbites, underbites, and crossbites early can prevent future dental issues.
  • Boosting Self-Esteem — A straighter smile can significantly enhance a child’s confidence and self-image.

Our approach to pediatric orthodontics focuses on personalized care tailored to each child’s unique needs. We strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where your child feels safe and supported throughout their treatment. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Child-Friendly Environment — Our office is designed with children in mind, making sure they feel comfortable and entertained during their visits.
  • Patient Education — We believe in empowering our young patients and their parents with knowledge about their treatment and how to maintain optimal oral health.
  • Supportive Team — Our staff is skilled in working with children and goes above and beyond to make sure they feel relaxed and valued at every appointment.

The first step in your child’s orthodontic journey is a comprehensive evaluation with one of our experienced orthodontists. During this initial consultation, we will assess your child’s oral health and development to determine if braces are the best option and discuss the appropriate timing for starting treatment.

Throughout the treatment, we prioritize open communication with both parents and kids, ensuring you’re informed and involved every step of the way. We also provide guidance on how to care for braces and manage adjustments to eating and oral hygiene habits.

If you think your child might benefit from braces or if you have any concerns about their oral development, Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley is here to guide you. Contact us today to request a consultation. Together, we’ll take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile for your child.

Braces For Teens

Braces for Teens

Navigating the teenage years can be challenging, but at Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we believe that getting braces doesn’t have to be one of those challenges. Our dedicated team specializes in providing orthodontic care that meets the unique needs and lifestyles of teenagers, ensuring a positive and seamless experience from start to finish.

The teenage years are an ideal time for orthodontic treatment. During this period of growth, we can effectively address dental issues such as misaligned teeth, spacing, overcrowding, and bite problems. Correcting these issues not only enhances the appearance of your teen’s smile but also improves oral health and function. A straight smile boosts self-esteem, contributes to better oral hygiene by making brushing and flossing easier, and lays the foundation for a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Our Team-Friendly Approach

At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we’re committed to making the braces experience as teen-friendly as possible. We understand that teens are concerned about their appearance and how braces will fit into their active lives. That’s why we prioritize treatments that not only achieve effective results but also consider the aesthetic concerns and lifestyle needs of our teenage patients.

Our approach is built around understanding and respect for the individuality of each teen we treat. We take the time to listen to their concerns, answer their questions, and involve them in the decision-making process. This collaborative approach helps teens feel more invested in their treatment and more compliant with their care plan, leading to better outcomes.

From the initial consultation to the day the braces come off, our team provides continuous support and guidance. We educate teens on how to care for their braces, manage discomfort, and adjust their eating habits to protect their orthodontic appliances. Our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible, minimizing disruptions to their daily lives.

We also recognize that motivation plays a key role in the success of orthodontic treatment. Our practice uses positive reinforcement, celebrating milestones and achievements throughout the treatment process. We strive to make every visit to our office a positive experience, fostering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where teens feel comfortable and understood.

If your teen is ready to begin their orthodontic journey, Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley is here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Together, we’ll explore how braces can benefit your teen and outline a customized treatment plan designed to create a beautiful, healthy smile they’ll be proud to show off.

Braces For Adults

Braces for Adults

At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we believe it’s never too late to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Adult orthodontic treatment has become increasingly common, as more people recognize the value of a beautiful, healthy smile in both their personal and professional lives. Our practice is committed to providing exceptional care tailored to meet the unique needs and expectations of adult patients.

Choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment as an adult can be a life-changing decision. Whether you’re looking to improve your oral health, correct longtime alignment issues, or simply gain the confidence that comes with a straighter smile, braces can offer a solution. Here are some reasons why adults decide to pursue braces:

  • Improved Oral Health: Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay.
  • Enhanced Smile: A straight, even smile can boost self-esteem and open doors in social and professional settings.
  • Correcting Bite Issues: Properly aligned teeth improve bite function, reducing symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and other oral health concerns.
  • Comprehensive Treatment: Adult braces can be part of a larger dental treatment plan, preparing the mouth for further cosmetic or restorative work, such as implants or veneers.

We understand that adults considering braces have different priorities than younger patients. You may be concerned about the appearance of braces, the time required for treatment, or how it will impact your lifestyle. That’s why our approach to adult orthodontics focuses on customized care plans that respect your individual needs and preferences.

Our experienced team takes the time to discuss all aspects of treatment with you, ensuring you have the information needed to make an informed decision. We prioritize comfort, convenience, and aesthetics, keeping in mind your daily responsibilities and social considerations.

Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley offers a supportive and understanding environment where adult patients can feel comfortable pursuing orthodontic treatment. We recognize the importance of discretion for many adults, which is why our team is dedicated to making your experience as smooth and unobtrusive as possible. From flexible appointment scheduling to attentive patient care, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Starting your orthodontic journey as an adult can bring forth a mix of emotions, from excitement to apprehension. At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we are committed to guiding you through this process with empathy, expertise, and encouragement. Our goal is not just to transform your smile, but to ensure your treatment experience is positive, rewarding, and perfectly suited to your adult life.