Types of Braces

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For many orthodontic patients, braces have been widely and commonly used in treatment plans to fix misaligned teeth and jaws. Over the years, our technology has advanced so that we can offer a variety of braces styles such as removable or fixed appliances to best suit your individualized treatment needs. Our friendly staff at Bryan Johnson Orthodontics understands that choosing the correct orthodontic treatment option can be difficult and stressful. As a result, we encourage that you come to us with any questions you may have in order to have a comfortable and smoother treatment process. We hope that the following information will also help you make informed decisions about the type of orthodontic treatment options that we provide.


Traditional Metal Braces

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Traditional metal braces are made of a high quality stainless steel and are the most commonly used fixed appliance among orthodontic patients. Small metal brackets are cemented on each individual tooth and a metal band in the back molars is used as a foundation to hold the thin wires in place. These wires run through the brackets and are fixed with colorful elastic ties that is personalized by the patient. Throughout the treatment period,  the wires will slowly shift the teeth into its proper position. Metal braces have become a popular option due to its durability and effectiveness for a straighter smile.



Ceramic Braces

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Ceramic braces closely resemble traditional metal braces except the brackets are made of a translucent material that matches the natural color of your teeth. Since they are hardly noticeable to others, ceramic braces have been selected by many patients as a discreet treatment option for a more confident smile. The downside to these type of braces is that they require more attention to maintenance due to its frailty and susceptibility to discoloration





Clear Aligners

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This appliance is a set of removable clear aligners that are custom made to gradually move teeth into a straighter position. This system is a great alternative to Invisalign and is available to patients who do not want to be limited by food restrictions that traditional orthodontic braces have. Due to a lack of brackets, clear aligners are more comfortable and easy to wear. These clear aligners are one of the most popular choices among adults because they are virtually invisible and can adjust to any active lifestyle.





Call Bryan Johnson Orthodontics Today

Our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Bryan Johnson, has had amazing results with a variety of complicated cases using traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners. He will closely work with you to assess your orthodontic needs and determine which braces type would work best for you. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us during our office hours. We strive to provide exceptional orthodontic care for patients in the surrounding Salem, OR area including Stayton and Silverton, OR.