Types of Braces

Metal Braces

Metal braces are what most people think of when they think of orthodontic treatment. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are more compact, provide greater comfort and are less noticeable than those traditional metal braces that probably come to mind.

Ceramic Braces

If you’re looking for an orthodontic treatment that is less noticeable than conventional metal braces, ceramic braces may be right for you. They are manufactured from a translucent material and are particularly popular among adult patients, due to their aesthetic appeal. Their only drawback is their fragility and propensity for the elastic ties to become stained from food between office visits.


The Invisalign System is a highly aesthetic alternative to traditional braces. It uses a series of clear, medical-grade plastic aligners that are created for each individual patient to gradually move teeth into alignment. These aligners are available to teenage and adult patients with minor malocclusions. We invite you to call our Prior Lake or Lakeville orthodontic office to schedule a consultation. Then we can determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign.

Incognito™ Orthodontic Braces

Incognito, also known as iBraces, is a lingual braces system. This means the brackets and wires are placed behind your teeth so no one will notice that you are in treatment unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using advanced technology and are 100 percent customized to the shape of your teeth and your dental situation. iBraces have the unique prescription that Dr. Bonvino creates for you built-in to guarantee get the best result at the end of orthodontic treatment.iBracesprovide efficient, effective tooth movement and optimum aesthetics

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating brackets involve the use of sliding-door technology known as "self-ligation." Self-ligation allows the archwiresto slide back and forth within the bracket. Elastic or steel ties are unnecessary with this system of braces. Characteristics of this treatment include less friction created and increased comfort for patients. Additionally, self-ligating braces can quicken treatment time and reduce the number of required adjustments throughout treatment.


Clarity™ braces showcase a comfortable design with a see-through appearance so they blend into the color of your natural teeth for an improved cosmetic look. Manufacturedfrom a durableceramic material, these braces resist stainsand discoloration. These braces provide the same favorable performance as metal braces, but with an aesthetic twist.