Post by: / December 20, 2015

4 Types of Braces You Can Get for Your Child

4 Types of Braces

Many kids will have to get braces sometime in their lives, and it can be quite stressful for both parties. Kids fear having to wear braces, while adults are afraid of the cost.

Thankfully, the world of braces has changed a lot since you were a kid. There are many different types of braces to choose from for all budgets. From your traditional braces to braces you can’t even see, you and your child can have variety and hopefully make the process easier.

Here are four types of braces for kids (and adults) we offer:

Traditional Braces

We don’t have to describe these to you. Traditional braces are your classic metal braces that you or someone you knew used to wear. Metal braces are time tested to work, and is usually the cheapest option. They’re also much more comfortable, smaller, and easier to put on than in the past.

Coloured Braces

Gone are the days when braces were considered ugly. Now, you can use braces to be fashionable. Colored braces are the same as traditional, but you can choose any color in the spectrum to give your braces some flair. Pick your favorite color, or choose a color that you wear most often. The possibilities are endless!

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Clear Braces

Even though braces can be stylish, some kids don’t want them to be noticeable, and that’s perfectly fine. That’s why we have clear braces. While they’re not 100 percent discreet like Invisalign, they’re still hard to notice.


Invisalign is a revolution in dentistry. Whether you’re a self-conscious kid who doesn’t want his or her peers to notice your braces, or an adult who feels he or she is too old to be wearing braces, Invisalign is for you. As the name implies, Invisalign is a set of invisible aligners that go right over your teeth. All the powerful straightening of braces is still present with Invisalign, but it’ll look like you’re not wearing anything. Invisalign is comfortable, requires no special cleaning, and is easy to apply. Talk to your dentist and see if it’s right for you or your child.

Book Now!

If you feel like the time is right for your child to get braces, or are looking into braces yourself, book your appointment at South Surrey Smiles today. Dr. Williams and her staff are ready to help you determine if braces are appropriate for this time, and figure out which type of braces you want.

Best of all, the assessment is absolutely free. So if you’re still skeptical, book now and pay nothing until it’s time to apply the braces.