Types of Braces

We believe that a beautiful smile opens doors to confidence and opportunities. Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalized orthodontic solutions, including a comprehensive range of braces options designed to meet the unique needs and preferences of each patient. Whether you’re considering braces for your child or teen, embarking on this journey can be both exciting and filled with questions.

At OrthoZone, we understand that choosing to get braces is a significant decision. It’s not just about aligning teeth; it’s about enhancing health, improving aesthetics, and boosting self-esteem. Our goal is to make the process as seamless and comfortable as possible, ensuring that every patient feels supported and informed at every step. With cutting-edge technology and a compassionate approach, we tailor our treatments to achieve optimal results, crafting smiles that patients are proud to share.

Empower Self-Ligating Metal Braces

Empower braces feature self-ligating technology, which uses a clip to hold your archwire in place instead of traditional rubber bands (ligatures). Rubber bands can stain and need to be replaced during adjustment appointments. Empower self-ligating clips are designed for quick, easy wire adjustments, meaning less time spent in our office and more time for you to enjoy the things you love!

Why do we use Empower? There are quite a few reasons, but some are:

  • Low-force, low-friction brackets designed with contoured edges and a low profile make orthodontic treatment more comfortable.
  • Self-ligating clips eliminate the use of rubber bands, allowing for quicker, easier adjustments.
  • With interactive, passive, or a combination of the two with our Dual Activation™ System, Empower brackets offer precise movement and control.

3M Clarity Ceramic Braces

3M Clarity™ Advanced Ceramic Brackets are designed with both aesthetics and performance in mind. These brackets are made from fine-grained ceramic material, ensuring they are not only strong but also small and low-profile. This makes them an ideal choice for patients who are concerned about the visual impact of traditional braces. The translucency of Clarity™ brackets is specifically engineered to blend seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth, maintaining a discreet appearance throughout your treatment.

One of the standout features of these ceramic brackets is their resistance to staining and discoloration. This means you can enjoy most foods and drinks you love without worrying about compromising the look of your braces — as long as you brush and floss as you’re supposed to. Additionally, the design minimizes occlusal interference, enhancing patient comfort during treatment.

Braces for Kids

At OrthoZone, we believe that every child deserves a smile they can be proud of. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing specialized orthodontic care for our youngest patients, ensuring their journey to a perfect smile is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Braces for kids are more than just a pathway to straight teeth; they’re a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

The early years are the best time to address dental issues, thanks to the natural growth processes of children. Braces can correct misaligned teeth, gaps, overcrowding, and bite problems, which if left untreated, could lead to more complex dental issues in the future. Beyond the aesthetics of straight teeth, braces contribute to better oral health, making it easier for kids to brush, floss, and keep their mouths healthy.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. This early assessment allows us to identify potential issues and determine the best time to begin treatment. Some children may benefit from early intervention, while others might be advised to wait until more of their permanent teeth have arrived.

A Fun, Positive Experience

We understand that getting braces can be a big step for a child. Our team at OrthoZone goes above and beyond to create a welcoming, supportive atmosphere where kids feel comfortable and excited about their orthodontic journey. From engaging explanations about how braces work to celebrating milestones along the way, we make every effort to ensure the experience is positive and fun.

We’re not just here for our young patients — we’re here for you, too. We provide parents with all the information and support they need, from understanding the treatment process to tips on helping your child maintain good oral hygiene with braces. Our goal is to make the journey to a beautiful smile a team effort.

Braces for Teens

Navigating the teenage years can be challenging, but at OrthoZone, we’re here to ensure that achieving a confident, radiant smile doesn’t have to be part of the struggle. Our braces for teens are designed with today’s adolescents in mind: blending efficiency, comfort, and style to make the orthodontic journey as smooth as possible.

The teenage years are all about self-discovery and expression. We understand that each teen is unique, and so are their orthodontic needs and preferences. That’s why we offer a range of braces options, ensuring that every teen can find a fit that aligns with their lifestyle and personality.

Embracing Individuality & Confidence

At OrthoZone, we’re committed to more than just straightening teeth; we’re dedicated to supporting our teen patients through every step of their orthodontic journey. We create a welcoming environment where teens can feel comfortable and understood. Our team takes the time to explain the treatment process, answer questions, and address any concerns, ensuring that teens and their families are fully informed and involved in the care plan.

Orthodontic treatment is a crucial part of maintaining overall oral health. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Additionally, correcting bite issues can prevent problems with chewing, speaking, and even jaw discomfort. Our comprehensive approach focuses on achieving not only beautiful smiles but also promoting long-term dental health.

We believe knowledge is power. OrthoZone provides teens and their families with all the resources they need to navigate the braces experience successfully. From tips on brushing and flossing around brackets and wires to guidance on managing common concerns like discomfort after adjustments, we’re here to empower our patients with information and support.