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Types of Braces

Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, Alamo Ranch Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to Orthodontic Treatment, than ever before. Dr. Raj will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used today and provide the BEST results. They are much smaller and more comfortable than ever before and constructed of high-grade space age metal alloys. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile

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 for some adult patients who  may have esthetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene since ceramic braces are larger. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits with certain foods and smoking.



Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners are made from smooth, clear plastic and designed as an “invisible” alternative to metal braces. They’re customized to fit the unique shape and contours of your teeth and gums for a comfortable fit.

These aligners can be removed for brushing flossing, eating and drinking, and can withstand staining and discoloration. This may be an option for some patients needing more simple treatment.