Types of Braces

In-Ovation® Braces in Metal and Clear

At Ellender Orthodontics we offer the latest in orthodontic treatment by using GAC In-Ovation® system braces. We offer two styles of braces; metal or ceramic (clear) depending on your preference.

With In-Ovation system braces achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is fast, comfortable and altogether a highly attractive process. The patient-friendly design means that you spend less time in the chair, experience less discomfort and need fewer office appointments than with older style braces.

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Why's In-Ovation different?

Free-sliding technology means you have less discomfort and a faster treatment than with traditional style braces. Traditional braces use elastics and ties. This puts pressure and friction on your teeth, which slows down your treatment and causes discomfort in many patients. In-Ovation system braces are different! With a special free-sliding technology, little to no pressure is placed on teeth as they are gently guided into place.

In-Ovation allows for:

  • Shorter appointments
  • Reduced treatment time
  • Fewer adjustments and appointments
  • Greater comfort
  • Improved facial proportion and appearance
If you chose to go with the clear braces, it's important to know that the In-Ovation clear braces do not stain since no plastic or rubber ties are required.


Invisalign and Invisalign Teen

At Ellender Orthodontics we offer Invisalign and Invisalign Teen as an alternative to braces. Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets using a series of clear aligners. They are virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth. To learn more about Invisalign visit our Invisalign page or schedule a complimentary consultation.


We also offer Simpli5, which is similar to Invisalign aligners. Simpli5 is a system of aligners designed to correct minor imperfections and requires less treatment time, which is around five to six weeks. Simpli5 is for patients who have minor to intermediate crowding or spacing in the teeth. To find out if Simpli5 is the right treatment option for you, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.


Orthodontic Appliances

Palatal Expander

During your complimentary consultation Dr. Ellender may recommend inserting a palatal expander or RPE before your child has braces. A palatal expander is used to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better. Expanding the upper jaw can alleviate the number of teeth that need to be removed to create the necessary space, can improve breathing and can shorten overall orthodontic treatment time.

Herbst, MARA, BBC and Class II Orthopedic Corrector and Forsus Appliances

These appliances may be needed if the upper jaw protrudes beyond the lower jaw. These appliances help the jaw to catch up in growth with the upper jaw, by preventing the lower jaw from moving backwards. During your complimentary consultation Dr. Ellender will be able to determine if one of these appliances is needed.