Orthodontist Charlotte NC

Exceptional Care, Exceptional Results

Dr. Christopher T. Harris

(704) 597-5555

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Types of Braces


metal braces

Self-Ligating Braces

At Harris Orthodontics in Charlotte, we realize that you deserve the best and we seek out proven technology to accomplish your treatment.  That's why we use self-ligating braces technology.  Examples we use are In-Ovation® braces and Damon® braces.  Made of high-grade stainless steel, these braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets with special doors to hold the archwires. With these braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


clear braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances



Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brush and floss with less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Please visit our Invisalign page to learn more.


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