Types of Braces

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San Jose Braces Specialist 

At Mashouf Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves to have a smile they can be proud of. You should be able to laugh and smile without having to worry about how your teeth look, but instead, always know that you have a beautiful smile. For families in San Jose and the surrounding communities, we offer the most advanced orthodontic treatments available so you can have that perfect smile and peace of mind.  

Orthodontics That Revolves Around You

Every smile is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of treatment options for straightening your teeth. From various braces alternatives to the Invisalign system, each treatment is designed to meet specific needs. We create personalized orthodontic treatment plans for each one of our patients, pairing them with the treatment type that best fits their needs. Learn more about the different types of braces and orthodontic treatments that we offer below.

Metal Braces

metal_color.pngThe modern metal braces of today are nothing like they used to be. The earlier days of braces comprised of mouths full of bulky metal, but today's, metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more effective than they’ve ever been, making them a reliable solution for those looking for a perfect smile. Made from high-quality, durable stainless steel, the brackets are bonded to the front of each tooth and connected by a metal wire called an archwire. They apply targeted, directional pressure to the teeth to move them into their new, ideal positioning.  

Ceramic Braces

clear.pngClear braces utilize the same technique of moving teeth as metal braces, but swap the metal brackets for ones made from a translucent ceramic. This material is designed to blend with the natural color of your teeth, giving them a more subtle appearance when you smile. They are a popular treatment option with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal compared to traditional braces.

Damon

damon.pngDamon braces are new variation of braces that utilize a special system called “sliding-door” technology or “self-ligation”. This means the wires used to straighten the teeth can slide back and more easily, making treatment more comfortable for teenager and adults. In contrast to conventional braces, Damon braces don’t require any elastic or steel ties, and the lessened friction of the Damon system makes it possible to reduce treatment times and the number of adjustments that patients need. These braces are available in both standard metal and clear ceramic forms.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

invisalign.pngThe Invisalign Clear Aligners takes are a discreet alternative to braces. While still using the same method of applying concentrated pressure on the teeth to move them, Invisalign gets rid of the brackets and wire, and replaces them with a sets of clear plastic aligners. Each aligner is custom molded to your teeth, and will gradually move your teeth until they form the perfect smile. The aligners are not only completely removable, but they’re also practically invisible while you wear them. Not all patients are eligible for such treatment, so ask if you are a candidate for the Invisalign Clear Aligner system.

Lingual Braces

lingual.pngLingual braces are a completely invisible braces solution. Instead of the brackets and wires being placed on the front of your teeth, they are placed behind the teeth. Due to the fact that you can’t see the braces at all, lingual braces are another orthodontic treatment type that is very popular among adults. To find out if you’re eligible for lingual braces, schedule your appointment with us for a consultation.

Get The Smile You’ve Always Wanted

If you’re tired of hiding your smile, start on the path to transform it. Schedule your appointment with us at Mashouf Orthodontics, and meet with our team to create your personalized orthodontic treatment plan. We’ll match you with the orthodontic treatment that meets your needs, whether it’s braces or Invisalign. If you’re from San Jose or any of the surrounding communities, just contact us to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile that you’ve always dreamed about!