Types of Braces

Invisalign & Clear Braces in Lafayette, Crowley & Abbeville

At Dr. Doré Orthodontics, we’re passionate about helping the residents of the Crowley & Lafayette areas improve their smiles by offering top-notch orthodontic treatment. In our quest to cater to the individual needs and desires of each patient we serve, our practice offers several variations in braces.

Once Dr. Doré determines that you (or your child) is ready to begin treatment and you agree, we’ll help you choose the right braces to wear that will both meet your orthodontic needs and match your lifestyle. To better understand your options, below is some information about the different braces we use at our office.

In-Ovation R

inovationrIn-Ovation R is the next generation of metal braces that are small, comfortable, and tie-less, meaning that they don’t use any tiny rubber bands like regular metal braces. In-Ovation R brackets feature inbuilt metal clips that hold the archwire in place, instead of rubber bands. These small, good-looking braces are comfortable to wear and easier to keep clean than conventional metal braces. When you wear In-Ovation R braces, you can enjoy a significantly shorter treatment time with fewer adjustment appointments.

In-Ovation C

Inovation C
The In-Ovation C braces we offer are clear ceramic self-ligating braces that are small, discreet and tie-less. When you choose In-Ovation C, you can enjoy fast and comfortable treatment with the added benefit of high aesthetics.

The special design of Ovation C braces allows you to breeze through your treatment without having to worry about making multiple appointments with our office. You can also go through treatment without feeling self-conscious about your appearance because these braces are hardly noticeable.

These Lafayette clear braces may be ideal for you if you want your treatment to be very discreet, comfortable, and convenient. Many of our teenage and adult patients choose In-Ovation C due to all the benefits these braces offer.


invisalignInvisalign takes a unique approach to straightening teeth because this treatment option doesn’t use any brackets or wires whatsoever. Instead, a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners are worn to gradually straighten the teeth step-by-step. The clear aligners are so discreet that most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them! And since the aligners are removable, you can continue enjoying all your favorite foods and clean your teeth very easily. All that’s required is that you take the aligners out when eating and when brushing and flossing, then you just pop them back in when done.

Invisalign® Teen

Invisalign Teen is a treatment method that’s designed for teenagers who want their treatment to be discreet and convenient. Invisalign Teen works just like regular Invisalign, with just a couple of key differences.

Unlike regular Invisalign, Invisalign Teen aligners have tiny blue dots built right in called “wear indicators” that fade as the aligners are worn. These are there to tell the patient when it’s time to change to the next set of aligners. The aligners also come with small eruption tabs which act as placeholders for teeth that are still coming in. And because teenagers are prone to losing things, there are six replacement aligners available just in case.

Hopefully, this information has helped you better understand the types of braces Dr. Doré uses to enhance smiles! Our friendly team is always more than happy to speak with you so please get in touch with us if you have any questions about any of the braces we offer.

Schedule Your First Visit Today!

If you’re ready to take the important first step toward achieving your most remarkable smile, we encourage you to request an appointment with us today. With two office locations, we make it easy and convenient to improve your smile! During your first visit with Dr. Doré, she’ll examine your teeth and bite to determine what type of problem you have. Then she’ll help you choose the right type of braces that are perfect for you. We love welcoming new patients to our office and look forward to seeing you soon!