Our orthodontist and team offer many types of braces in Staten Island, New York, to help you get the most desirable and comfortable treatment for your needs. If you have questions or want to schedule a visit to Melvin H. Pearson DDS, PC, please call 718-948-5100 today!

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and arch wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


SimpliClear® is a new, revolutionary braces system. Braces are the most effective treatment to improve your smile. When you’re selecting braces, you have choices, but there is only one nearly invisible, 100% clear brace system that delivers both a truly clear appearance and a proven method to improve your smile. SimpliClear is comfortable, contains no metal, is nearly invisible, and is customized to your individual needs. Your last excuse not to get braces just vanished.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. As a bonus, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it’s invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Please visit our Invisalign page to learn more about.