Types of Braces

Metal Braces: There’s always a silver lining!

The most common type of braces are the traditional silver, or metal braces. But, these aren’t the braces you may have heard questionable stories about! With today’s advanced, space-aged technology, these sleek and stylish brackets are comfortable, and move your teeth more efficiently than ever before. Developed with surgical grade stainless steel these braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and wires that are less noticeable. Many of the patients choose to add their favorite team colors to their braces, or celebrate special events by showcasing unique color combinations from the orthodontists in Santa Clarita. Colors are simple elastics added to the braces, and may be changed at each appointment.

The Clear Choice: Ceramic!

Some patients prefer a more esthetic option. For patients who want orthodontic correction, but do not want the look of metal braces on their teeth, we offer clear or tooth-color braces which are made of ceramic or porcelain materials. These braces aren’t as visible, and are a great option for our adult patients. If you choose our esthetic braces, our team will be happy to answer all of your questions, and cover all aspects of the difference in care.

Invisible: Align with comfort!

If you are unsure whether or not braces are for you, ask us whether or not you may be a candidate for aligner treatment! Clear aligners are removable trays that straighten your teeth just like braces. The big difference is that they are invisible! Because they are removable, there are fewer dietary restrictions than with braces. Excellent oral hygiene is much easier to maintain, as well! There are no metal braces inside your mouth, so there are often no lip or cheek issues after beginning aligner therapy. This is one of our most popular options for teens and adults!

Incognito Lingual Braces

Incognito™ Hidden Braces are a unique orthodontic treatment option featuring customized braces placed on the back side of the teeth where they are completely hidden from view. Since they are completely customized for you, Incognito Hidden Braces offer many treatment options which can treat nearly any orthodontic issue. No matter which option you choose, no one will know you’re wearing braces – unless you tell them! You know a great smile can make a difference, not only personally, but professionally. If you’re ready to smile with confidence through life’s big moments, then Incognito™ Hidden Braces are for you.

Schedule your complimentary evaluation with Dr. Gilbertson, Dr. LeCornu and Dr. Weber today! We will discuss which option is best for you!