Types of Braces

Types of Braces

Braces for Every Smile

We’re all about making treatment as comfortable, efficient and effective as possible for our patients. That’s why we use advanced braces brackets and lightweight wires for a better experience and results. Whether you want to show off colorful elastics or you’d prefer a more discreet option that blends in with your smile, we’ve got you covered! To find out how we can transform your grin with Rancho Santa Fe or San Diego braces treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Melanie today.

Metal Braces

The most common type of braces are traditional metal braces. These braces are smaller and more comfortable today than they’ve ever been before. Metal braces straighten teeth using metal brackets and arch wires made from high-grade stainless steel. Patients can add colorful elastics (rubber bands) that fit around their braces, making these braces fully customizable, fun and unique for wearers of all ages.

Clear Braces

Want the straightening power of braces without the metallic shimmer? Ceramic braces, or clear braces, are a great alternative and popular with our teen and adult patients. The translucent brackets are designed to blend in with your smile, making them much less noticeable than their metal counterparts. We use lower-profile ceramic brackets that are durable, small and resist staining.

Our Custom Braces System

We use a custom braces system at our practice. Whether you choose metal braces or clear braces, your treatment will start with a quick and painless video scan. Dr. Melanie will use the scan to map out your perfect smile before you begin. The software we utilize chooses braces brackets that are the ideal shape for your teeth so that you can get the best possible results. The braces will be attached to your teeth in the exact right position using custom 3D-printed trays. Since the braces are made especially for your smile, they require fewer adjustments and appointments. There is also less inflammation, reduced pain, less time spent in braces and better outcomes.

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