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Types of Braces

There are various types of braces available to choose from. Read below to find out the various types that Dr. Dixon uses. Call or make an appointment today for a consultation.Orthodontic Services

The type of braces you get depends on a number of factors:

  • The severity of your condition
  • Cost
  • How long you will be in braces
  • Your own personal preference

Clear Aligners

Is another treatment option for people who seek unobtrusive orthodontic treatment. Instead of brackets bonded to the tooth, dental treatment is mapped out through a series of plastic dental trays designed to move the teeth in incremental movements over weeks. The clear, plastic trays are virtually invisible and are difficult to detect. With Clear Aligners there is no irritation to the gums and they can be removed for aesthetic reasons over small periods of time.

Clear Aligners is a solution for patients who are not in need of severe orthodontic treatment and is not a solution for everyone. In some cases, patients may require additional treatment if they have more dental malocclusions. Clear Aligners are for cases that can be treated in 6Months or less. They are a good option for anterior esthetics. Please schedule a consultation today if you want to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign.


Metal brackets are made of metal brackets along with an elastic rubber band called a ligature to hold the wire onto the bracket. These types of braces are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They can treat the more severe cases.

Some of the drawback to having metal braces is that they cause irritation to the cheeks and gum but patients often adjust to the feelings after a few weeks. Metal braces are a solution to nearly all patients who need braces.

Lingual Braces:

With Lingual Braces, the brackets are placed behind the teeth and are virtually invisible to others and are most commonly made of metal.

Patients report irritation to the tongue along with an initial adjustment to speaking. Lingual braces may not be for patients in need of severe orthodontic treatment. Schedule a consultation to find out if lingual braces are your orthodontic solution.

If you have any questions about Orthodontic treatment and you live in Inglewood or surrounding area, give us a call today!

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