Types of Braces

Metal Braces

metal_colorSantelli Orthodontics is the Highest Rated Orthodontic Practice in Boca Raton, FL and Wellington, FL.  Having treated over 16,000 patients, Dr. Santelli has the experience, knowledge and reputation to provide you with the smile that you have always wanted.  Our offices use many different types of metal braces to best suit our patients needs and desires.  Metal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.  Our patients love to place colors on their braces.  In fact, we offer over 60 different colors for patients to chose from.  We want our patients to have Fun and to have an Enjoyable experience in our office.  

Ceramic Braces

clearSantelli Orthodontics provides Clear Braces in Boca Raton, FL, Wellington, FL and the surrounding areas.  Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with teenage and adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Damon® Brackets

Santelli Orthodontics offers Damon Braces in Boca Raton, FL and Wellington, FL.  Damon® braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon® bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.  No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon® brackets.  This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient.  In addition, Damon® braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

In-Ovation R

In-Ovation R is a revolutionary new system of braces that is not only faster for your orthodontist to use, but it also can significantly shorten treatment time. It’s great-looking and smaller for more comfort. Plus, it offers better hygiene than conventional braces.

In-Ovation C

In-Ovation C is a self-ligating bracket which allows more control during treatment than traditional brackets. The difference is that they are smaller in size but also stronger and more efficient because they have a built-in clip that holds the archwire in place without the need for wire or elastic ties. This allows for greater overall attractiveness, increased comfort and a more reliable product.


Santelli Orthodontics is the Top Invisalign Provider in Boca Raton, FL and Wellington, FL.  Dr. Santelli has achieved the distinction of Super Elite Preferred Provider status, ranking him in the Top 1% of Invisalign doctors worldwide.  Experience, Reputation and Results Matter!!!  Dr. Santelli has treated over 1000 patients with Invisalign.  Dr. Santelli has the most experience and is uniquely qualified to treat patients with Invisalign.  The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign System.