Dental braces and different types of orthodontic treatments

If you are thinking about beginning an orthodontic treatment instead of buying a new television this black Friday, you came to the right place; since we can help you. In this short blog entry, we will talk about some different types of dental orthodontic treatments, which are some of the most popular available in the orthodontic market. By this way, you can compare and think about some of the different available options. Also, if you want additional information, you can always contact us at Somos Dental by the different means stated in this page, or at any of our four locations. Therefore, as stated, we are going to review the most popular orthodontic treatment options available in the market.

Metal (traditional) braces

These are the first picture which most of the people think about when they hear the word “braces”. Even when modern metal braces are not as notorious as they used to be some decades ago, they still keep the same style and working mechanism as they have always had. A big advantage on today’s metal braces is that they are not as painful as they used to be before, and that new technology makes the total time of the treatment faster and safer than ever.


Lingual Braces

This type of braces is the same as traditional braces, but the mechanism is in the inner part of the denture. Some people prefer this option since is invisible to other people. However, this requires appropriate cleaning by the user, and it is more expensive than traditional braces.



This is a new popular option among people seeking to star an orthodontic treatment.  Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made clear mouth guard-like plastic aligners. These aligners are removable and replaced every two weeks. A lot of people look forward to this type of treatment since in this way you do not need to change your diet as with other options. Also, they are the less noticeable type of orthodontic treatment available in the market. Therefore, if you look to start an orthodontic treatment, but do not like the traditional braces style, or have restrictions in what you can eat, Invisalign is a good option. The only con about this option is that since plastic aligners need to be custom-made every couple of weeks this makes the cost go up in comparison to other treatment options. 


Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces work with the same mechanism as metal braces, the only big difference being that ceramic braces are tooth colored –and sometimes the wiring is tooth-colored too!— letting them blend with your teeth making them less visible than other options.


Start your so-needed orthodontic treatment instead of buying a brand-new TV this black Friday. In Somos Dental out professional team will help your ever-dreamt smile. We are dental health care experts, we are located in 4 different places, Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa, and Camelback. Schedule an appointment at 623-869-1091.

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