Types of Braces

Getting a healthier, more beautiful smile is the reason most patients turn to orthodontic treatment. Whether you are self-conscious about your smile.

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces are probably what you think of when you think of braces, and for good reason – they are still the most common type of braces used today. But today’s braces are smaller and more comfortable than ever before. Our metal braces are made of the high-grade stainless steel and colored elastics can customize your look.

Gold Metal Braces

All of the durability and efficiency of metal braces but with a color that matches your personality.  The gold braces we use look great with the natural colors and tones found in teeth.  If you like gold accessories you may LOVE gold braces.

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Ceramic braces are made to blend in better with your natural smile to make your treatment more discreet. They are great for patients who are more concerned with keeping a low profile while in orthodontic treatment in Albany, El Cerrito & Richmond. The brackets are made of tooth-colored or clear materials, They are also more brittle than their metal counterparts, so it is even more important to pay close attention to your diet if using this form of treatment.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners offer one of the most discreet ways to straighten your teeth. This treatment utilizes a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners fit directly over your teeth, but because they are clear, they are almost invisible. Because they are removable, you can eat and drink whatever you like and oral hygiene is a breeze – simply remove the aligners, then eat, drink, brush and floss as normal. The clear aligners are discreet and comfortable to wear.

Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. If needed, early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.