With locations throughout the state, Orthodontic Specialists of Florida offers braces to the residents of Florida. Braces are the traditional method for aligning your teeth and bite, and we offer several styles to fit your needs.

What are Braces?

Braces are the traditional type of orthodontic dental appliance for straightening your teeth and improving your bite. Braces are actually a combination of brackets and wires that work together to straighten your teeth and align your bite. Your orthodontist adheres the brackets to your teeth and then feeds a special type of wire through each bracket. Over time, the tension in the wire shifts your teeth into the proper position. As your teeth move, the wires are adjusted or “tightened” during your follow-up appointments to keep a constant pressure on your teeth.

Are Braces Right for Me?

Our experienced orthodontists may recommend braces to correct your poor bite. While braces are most often used for treatment during childhood or the teenage years, more adults are receiving orthodontic braces to correct problems with their bites. Some of the most common oral health issues that may require braces are the following:

  • Crowded, misaligned, or crooked teeth
  • Relatively large spaces or gaps between your teeth
  • An overbite or underbite
  • A bite that is open or closed

During your consultation appointment, your orthodontist examines your teeth to determine if you have any of these conditions that may benefit from orthodontic braces.

The Different Types of Braces

At Orthodontic Specialists of Florida, we offer four different types of braces to the residents of Bradenton and surrounding areas:

Silver braces

Silver Braces

The most popular and traditional form of braces.

Gold braces

Gold Braces

Similar to silver braces, but 24 carat gold plated.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic Braces

Becoming very popular with teens and adults since they are less visible than metal braces.

Invisalign braces


Invisible braces use thin, clear plastic aligners and are removable when eating or cleaning your teeth.

With more than 30 years of experience, Orthodontic Specialists of Florida is your home for orthodontic care. Our staff treats you like family, and our orthodontists work to help you feel confident and comfortable about all of your orthodontic treatment decisions, delivering an exceptional and valuable patient experience.