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Brace Yourselves: Types of Orthodontic Braces


With the ability to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted, braces are a powerful tool in a dentist’s arsenal. However, modern day orthodontic options are different than the clunky, painful “metal mouth” image that you might have in your head.

If you’re considering taking the orthodontic plunge, Texas Dental offers a variety of orthodontic treatment options, including traditional metal braces and Invisalign. Because everyone’s orthodontic needs are different, Dr. Miranda or Dr. Simonyan will personally work with you to find the treatment option that best fits your lifestyle and your goals. Although nothing can replace a consultation, we’ve broken down our orthodontic options below to give you an idea about what’s available.

Traditional Metal Braces

Conventional metal braces are the jack-of-all-trades of orthodontics. They can remedy a variety of issues, from severe crookedness to bite misalignment. Consisting of small metal brackets made of steel, braces are a great option for anyone with more serious orthodontic issues. Treatment time varies from person to person, but the average time with traditional braces is around 20 months. During your consultation, we will give you a better idea what to expect in the way of treatment time.


If you hate the thought of having metal wires and brackets on your teeth, Invisalign might be an ideal option. Invisalign uses custom-made aligners to straighten your teeth without any wires or brackets. You’ll wear the aligners for about 22 hours per day, only removing them to eat and brush/floss your teeth. Every two or three weeks, you’ll need to visit our office to receive your next aligner. During your initial consultation, we will map out your treatment plan and you’ll have a chance to preview your smile at the end of treatment.

No matter your dental needs or your treatment goals, our office can customize your orthodontic treatment to fit your lifestyle. New technology means that we can treat your issues and give you the smile you want quicker than ever before. Don’t waste another day wishing your smile was different — contact our office today to schedule an orthodontic consultation!

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