Types of Braces

At Mooney Orthodontics in O’Fallon, MO, we offer an array of orthodontic treatments for our patients to choose from including traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces and Invisalign. Using these treatments, Dr. Tom Mooney along with his team are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain the smile you have always wanted. We strive to provide top-of-the-line treatments to every patient, focusing on your specific individual needs. Read below for more information on the types of braces that we offer.


Untitled3.jpgDr. Mooney is a Provider of Invisalign, a great option for people who do not have severe problems and are concerned with aesthetics during their treatment. There are no brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Instead, a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – are generated by computer simulation to fit your teeth at each stage of the straightening process. Each tray is made to move your teeth slightly and is worn for a couple of weeks at a time. As each aligner tray is replaced with the next, your teeth will gradually move until the final result is achieved. If you’re ready to completely and seamlessly transform your smile, visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign Teen®

Invisalign isn’t just for adults. Invisalign Teen is available at our office for those teenagers who don’t want a mouth full of metal, but still desire a beautiful, straight smile. Invisalign Teen is comfortable, affordable and effective. Without the brackets and wires of traditional braces, you’ll have a great smile that you can be proud of, even during treatment!

Metal Braces

images.jpgMetal braces are the most widely used system of straightening teeth. Small metal brackets are bonded to the tooth with a wire passing through them. The wire is usually held tightly to the brackets with small elastic o-shaped rubber bands. The rubber bands can be metal colored (the most discreet) or colorful, depending on what you like. Metal brackets are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment with the ability to treat the most severe cases.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Untitled2.jpgClear ceramic braces are very similar to metal braces in their function. The only difference is that the brackets are tooth colored. Ceramic braces are made of a translucent material and are a great aesthetic alternative for those who do not want their braces to show as much, yet still desire the efficiency of traditional braces. Clear braces move your teeth in exactly the same way that traditional braces do and are just as effective; they are simply less visible.

For more information about the types of braces that we offer, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our O’Fallon, MO office today. We also serve residents of the surrounding towns of Lake Saint Louis, St. Peters, St. Charles, Wentzville, Cottleville, Troy and Chesterfield, MO with exceptional orthodontic care. We look forward to serving you!