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Types of Braces

minneapolis cheap bracesAt Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, we offer a variety of different types of Minneapolis cheap braces and orthodontic treatments.

So, which treatment is right for you?

Below is a quick overview of the many Minneapolis cheap braces options that we provide:

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type of Minneapolis cheap braces that everyone thinks of when they think of orthodontic treatment. They consist of metal brackets and wiring that are attached to your teeth. Your teeth are gradually straightened as the wiring is periodically tightened.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional metal braces, because they use clear brackets to blend in with teeth. Ceramic braces are the same size as traditional braces and are made out of composite materials.

These are usually preferred because they are cosmetically less noticeable than metal braces and move teeth faster than a clear aligner such as Invisalign. Ceramic braces tend to cost more and if they are not taken care of, their fragility and propensity for the elastic ties are easily stained.


Invisalign is a transparent alternative to braces that gradually straighten teeth with the use of plastic, customized aligners worn over your teeth. No metal brackets or wires required, only aligners that are smooth and comfortable to wear.

Invisalign is a more comfortable and convenient orthodontic treatment that corrects your teeth through personalized treatment plans. You can achieve a confident smile with minor inference in your daily life tasks. These aligners are available to teenage and adult patients with minor malocclusions (bite issues).

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating braces involve the use of sliding-door technology known as “self-ligation.” It is a unified system that uses a unique clip to hold wire into place, instead of having to use rubber bands.

Both passive and interactive ligation clips are used to provide less friction for the beginning alignment stages and more control when it comes to final stages of torque and rotations, so they offer a more comfortable fit.

Since self-ligating braces eliminate the need for rubber bands, braces can be kept clean with ease. These braces are also beneficial since self-ligating braces moves teeth quicker than traditional braces, so it also shortens your treatment time.


Clarity braces provide comfort with a clear appearance that is designed to blend in with your natural teeth. Manufactured from a durable ceramic material, these braces resist stains and discoloration. They work just like metal braces, but have a less noticeable statement during orthodontic treatment.

Damon Clear

As an exclusive provider for the South Metro, Damon Clear is a virtually clear orthodontic system that uses the combination of tieless braces with high technology archwires. With this innovative system, it’s clinically proven to provide faster results with guaranteed comfort and efficiency. For more information, visit our Damon page.

Now that you have an idea about all of our Minneapolis cheap braces options, come see us at Cosmo Ortho in Lakeville or Prior Lake to find out which treatment option is best for you!