Types of Braces

At True Smile Orthodontics, we’re all about taking your orthodontic treatment to the next level. No, we don’t mean giving you a more expensive treatment that does the same thing as a cheaper one. We’re not about making you pay more for equally amazing results. Rather, we take your treatment up a notch by offering a wide range of treatments that make it possible for you to choose what type of teeth-straightening appliance you want. Yup, that’s right. You get to be involved in your treatment plan, and our orthodontists not only listen to your preferences but can make them happen.


At True Smile Orthodontics, we understand that every smile tells a story, and every journey to a perfect smile is unique. That’s why we proudly offer traditional braces — a time-tested and reliable method that has transformed millions of smiles around the world. While we’re passionate about the latest advancements in orthodontics, there’s something special about traditional braces that continues to make them a popular choice for our patients.

Traditional braces have stood the test of time for good reason. They offer a level of precision and effectiveness that is hard to match. Made of high-quality stainless steel or ceramic materials, these braces are incredibly efficient at correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, from simple misalignments to more complex bite problems.


If you decide that braces are for you but aren’t a huge fan of the totally noticeable metal brackets and colorful rubber bands, then we’ve got just what you need: Clarity™ Advanced braces. Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel are pleased to offer this brand of clear braces because of their exceptional comfort and discreetness. Clarity Advanced braces are made of ceramic, which means that they closely resemble your natural tooth color. Not only that, but the brackets are smaller than regular braces, which makes them less noticeable. Plus, the brackets have rounded corners to reduce friction and prevent your lips from getting caught on your braces. Sounds pretty fantastic, right? That’s because they are!

Clear braces, like our Clarity Advanced braces, are designed to work just like regular braces. Our orthodontists and team will place the small, clear brackets on each individual tooth and use a wire to string them all together. Over time, we’ll carefully adjust your braces so that they gently move your teeth to where they need to be.

InBrace Lingual/Hidden Braces

Discover the future of teeth straightening with InBrace the revolutionary system designed to beautifully transform your smile without interrupting your life. InBrace offers a unique, behind-the-teeth solution that works intelligently to realign your teeth with a personalized Smartwire™. This state-of-the-art approach not only promises predictable tooth movement but does so discreetly, allowing you to share your improving smile confidently.

Created with real life in mind, InBrace is the epitome of set-it-and-forget-it convenience. There’s no need for constant adjustments or the visibility associated with traditional braces. Instead, enjoy the freedom to live your life to the fullest, all while your smile gets progressively better, completely on autopilot. Embrace the blend of cutting-edge technology and aesthetic discretion that InBrace offers – because your journey to a perfect smile should never hold you back from showing it off.

Wild Smiles

At True Smile Orthodontics, we believe that every child’s journey to a perfect smile should be filled with joy and self-expression. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer WildSmiles brackets — a fun and innovative twist on traditional braces designed specifically for kids. With WildSmiles, your child doesn’t just get a path to a healthier smile; they get a chance to make the journey uniquely theirs.

WildSmiles brackets are not your ordinary braces. They come in a variety of exciting shapes, including stars, hearts, soccer balls, flowers, and more. This means your child can customize their orthodontic experience, mixing and matching shapes to reflect their personality and interests. It’s a wonderful way to add a splash of fun to their smile journey and encourage them to embrace their braces with pride.

Braces for Kids

At True Smile Orthodontics, we understand that the journey to a perfect smile is a significant milestone in a child’s life. It’s a path filled with excitement, anticipation, and, yes, a bit of apprehension. That’s why we’re dedicated to making this journey as joyful and comfortable as possible for our young patients and their families. Our approach to braces for kids combines expert care with a splash of fun, especially with our WildSmiles brackets, turning every step of the treatment into a positive experience.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. This early assessment allows orthodontists to identify any issues with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. Early detection of these problems can lead to simpler, more effective treatments and, in some cases, can reduce the need for more extensive orthodontic work later on.

Wild Smiles

These unique brackets transform traditional braces from merely functional to fantastically fun, offering shapes like stars, hearts, soccer balls, and flowers. WildSmiles allows kids to personalize their braces, reflecting their personality and passions right on their smiles.

  • Spark Creativity WildSmiles brackets are more than just orthodontic appliances; they’re a medium for self-expression. Choosing their bracket shapes gets kids excited about their braces and fosters a sense of creativity and individuality.
  • Boost Confidence We understand that wearing braces can be a daunting prospect for many children. WildSmiles offers a confidence boost, making braces a cool accessory rather than a dental necessity. It’s amazing how a little customization can turn apprehension into pride.
  • Engage In Their Care When kids are excited about their braces, they’re more likely to take an active interest in their orthodontic care. WildSmiles can increase engagement, encouraging better hygiene habits and compliance with treatment instructions.

At True Smile Orthodontics, we’re committed to guiding families through the early orthodontic treatment process with compassion, expertise, and a focus on individual needs. We understand that each child’s path to a perfect smile is unique, and we’re here to provide tailored solutions that ensure optimal oral health and development. From the initial evaluation to the exciting moment when braces come off, our team is dedicated to making the journey as smooth and positive as possible.

Embarking on early orthodontic treatment is an investment in your child’s future, providing them with the foundation for a lifetime of smiles. If you’re considering early orthodontic care for your child, or if you’re curious about making the experience more engaging with WildSmiles, we invite you to contact True Smile Orthodontics today. Together, we can create a treatment plan that’s not just effective, but also fun and truly tailored to your child’s personality and needs.

7-Up Club

In line with the recommendations from the American Association of Orthodontists, we believe children should have their first orthodontic screening by the time they are seven years old (That’s why it’s the 7-Up Club, get it?). By the time your child is seven, their jaws and teeth have reached the point that our orthodontists, Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel, can spot issues that could cause problems for your child’s smile down the road. Our doctors can decide what we should do for your child and when we should start. Some of the problems a screening can prevent include:

  • Jaw misalignment and TMJ disorders
  • Harmful oral habits (such as finger sucking or tongue thrusting)
  • Trauma from protruding front teeth
  • Airway issues, contributing to breathing problems and sleep apnea
  • Speech issues

Our doctors can also detect any developmental problems and start early treatment if necessary. Keep in mind that early intervention may not prevent the need for orthodontics as your child gets older, but it may mean that the treatments do not have to last as long, which will be easier on your child and your wallet.

If your child is turning the Big 7 soon, take a break from blowing up balloons and contact our team to get your child into the 7-Up Club and request their initial orthodontic screening.

Braces for Teens

Ah, the teenage years — a time of transformation, discovery, and, yes, braces. At True Smile Orthodontics, we understand that for many teens, the thought of braces can be met with a mix of emotions. Excitement for that future perfect smile mingles with apprehension about appearance and lifestyle changes. That’s precisely why we’re committed to making the braces journey as smooth and positive as possible for our teen patients, ensuring that every step towards a beautiful smile is taken with confidence and ease.

For teens embarking on their orthodontic journey, braces are more than just a path to straight teeth; they’re an investment in your future. A beautifully aligned smile can boost self-esteem, enhance oral health, and make those teenage years shine a little brighter. Here at True Smile Orthodontics, we celebrate this transformative phase, providing personalized care tailored to each teen’s unique needs and lifestyle.

Life with Braces: What Teens Need to Know

Adapting to life with braces may seem daunting at first, but rest assured, it’s all about finding your rhythm. We’re here to guide you through everything from brushing techniques to navigating food choices, ensuring you feel supported at every turn. And let’s not forget about the fun part — choosing band colors to match your mood, season, or even your favorite sports team!

At True Smile Orthodontics, we’re all about leveraging the latest technology to enhance your braces experience. Our state-of-the-art imaging and treatment planning tools not only ensure precise results but also allow us to keep you and your family informed and engaged throughout the process. Plus, with options like accelerated orthodontics, we can potentially shorten your treatment time, getting you to that dazzling smile faster.

Beyond the brackets and wires, True Smile Orthodontics is a community where teens can feel understood and supported. We know that a little encouragement goes a long way, which is why our team is dedicated to cheering you on from start to finish. Whether it’s celebrating the removal of your braces or sharing tips for managing discomfort, we’re here for you every step of the way.

If you’re a teen (or the parent of one) considering braces, True Smile Orthodontics is ready to welcome you with open arms. Together, we’ll navigate the path to a confident, radiant smile that will serve as a foundation for success long after your teenage years. Contact us today to learn more about our braces options for teens and how we can tailor the experience to fit your unique journey.

Braces for Adults

Gone are the days when braces were just a rite of passage for teenagers. Today, more and more adults are deciding to embark on their journey to a perfect smile, proving that it’s never too late to invest in yourself. At True Smile Orthodontics, we understand that the decision to get braces as an adult is both exciting and a bit daunting. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate care that respects your lifestyle, preferences, and, of course, your time.

For many adults, the decision to get braces comes from a desire to improve oral health, correct long-standing alignment issues, or finally achieve the confidence that comes with a straight smile. Whether it’s for professional reasons, a special event, or simply for yourself, braces can be a transformative step towards not just a more beautiful smile, but also a healthier one.

Tailored Solutions for Busy Lives

We get it — adult life is busy. Between work, family, and personal commitments, finding time for orthodontic treatment might seem challenging. That’s where True Smile Orthodontics shines. We offer a range of braces options designed to fit seamlessly into your life. From nearly invisible clear aligners that can be removed during important meetings or social events, to ceramic braces that blend with your natural tooth color, we ensure your treatment is as discreet and convenient as possible.

Choosing to get braces as an adult is a brave step towards the smile you’ve always wanted. At True Smile Orthodontics, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our experienced team will guide you through each phase of treatment, from the initial consultation to the moment your braces come off, and beyond. We believe in open communication, providing clear explanations of your treatment options and what you can expect, ensuring you feel informed and confident in your decisions.

At True Smile Orthodontics, you’re more than just a patient — you’re part of a community. We celebrate each milestone with you, from the first tightening to the final reveal of your new smile. And because we know that the decision to get braces as an adult is significant, we’re committed to making the experience as positive, comfortable, and rewarding as possible.

If you’ve been considering braces as an adult, there’s no better time than now to explore your options. True Smile Orthodontics is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you embark on a journey to a healthier, more confident smile. Contact us today to request your consultation and discover how braces can transform not just your smile, but your life.