Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal.

Damon® Brackets

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.



The Invisalign® System (also known as Clear Braces) 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.


Elite 2017



iBraces are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. iBraces have the unique prescription that your orthodontist creates for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With iBraces, you get efficient, effective tooth movement and great aesthetics.



Dr. Gina Lee of North Durham Orthodontics recently achieved one of the highest Invisalign® Provider designation!


Dr. Gina Lee is proud to announce her new designation as an Elite Provider of Invisalign. We are honored to receive such wonderful recognition from Invisalign.

As one of the few orthodontist in the Durham area to reach this significant Invisalign Elite provider designation, Dr. Lee says her vast experience with the alignment system has helped her handle a number of difficult cases as well as successfully push the limits of what Invisalign can accomplish for her patients’ satisfaction.

As an Elite Preferred Provider, you must achieve the highest level of Invisalign case experience. It’s not something every orthodontist office achieves, as Dr. Lee ranks in the top 2 percent of Invisalign providers in America.

* To be considered an Elite Preferred Invisalign Provider, Dr. Lee must treat among the highest number of treatments using the Invisalign clear braces system.

* Having this distinction helps patients find an Invisalign provider they can trust – one that has the knowledge and experience to create healthier, straighter smiles.

* Elite Invisalign providers have a proven track record of successfully treating adults and teen patients.