Types of Braces


Here at Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics, we know that each patient is unique. That’s why it is important to us to offer a wide variety of types of braces in order to meet each individual patient’s needs. The types of braces we have available to our Topeka and Lawrence, KS, patients include Damon traditional metal braces, clear braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, and retainers.

Drs. Hamilton, Wilson and Hendrickson will perform a comprehensive analysis in order to determine which type of treatment will best help you. If there are multiple treatment options that will grant your perfect smile, the choice of which one to utilize is up to you! Learn more about our types of braces below.


Damon® Metal Braces

metal_colorWhen braces are discussed amongst clients, the first images that come to mind are often metal braces. At Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics, the braces we offer are sleeker and more efficient than traditional braces, as our clients are given Damon® metal braces, a modern and less-noticeable bracket and wire along with an optional color band for those who care to express themselves. Constructed from high grade stainless steel, Damon’s® continuing advancement in orthodontic science has led to the construction of much smaller and more comfortable metal braces, which are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

Damon®  brackets are an alternative to traditional metal braces. They utilize an innovative sliding door style bracket that promotes self-litigation. This process can potentially shorten treatment times as well as be more comfortable for the patient.

clearDamon® Clear Ceramic Braces

Damon® Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored brackets and wires that blend in to teeth. Due to their cosmetic appeal and relative concealment, ceramic braces are most popular with adult patients. They are also a better fit for adult braces because they are a bit more fragile and less affordable than metal braces.


invisalignHamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics offers Invisalign®, the most modern and comfortable approach to straightening teeth. By using a custom-made series of plastic aligners that mold your smile, Invisalign® has proven to be the smoothest, most comfortable, and least noticeable appliance for teeth alignment. Based on a personalized plan created by our staff, your teeth’s exact movements can be monitored without metal brackets or wires to tighten. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.


If only minor tooth movement is needed to correct your smile, your Topeka and Lawrence orthodontists may recommend the administration of retainers. Retainers for the upper and/or lower teeth are available.

Get Started With Children Or Adult Braces Today!

Thank you for choosing Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics! If you have any questions about our treatment options, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us today. Our orthodontics office is available to anyone in Topeka, Lawrence, and neighboring cities. Come join our orthodontic family and see how we can help your smile!