types of braces

Types of Braces

Orthodontic Treatment in Arvada, CO

You deserve a smile you feel proud of — and at Colorado Orthodontics, our mission is to help you achieve it. As a leading orthodontist serving patients throughout Arvada, Thornton, Aurora, and Highlands Ranch, and the greater Denver, CO area, we’re proud to provide a wide range of convenient, high-quality orthodontic treatments to our patients, and we strive to customize treatment to fit the unique lifestyles of patients.

We know every patient is different, and that’s why we’re excited to offer a wide range of treatment options to suit any orthodontic condition. Whether you’re looking for a treatment that’s traditional and reliable or a newer, more aesthetically pleasing treatment, we’ll help you achieve a gorgeous new smile!

Traditional Metal Braces

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Traditional metal braces are the oldest treatment in orthodontics, but despite having been around the longest, they’re still the most popular treatment we offer. Composed of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces use a network of brackets and wires to straighten the teeth.

Modern braces use smaller brackets for a more comfortable, aesthetically appealing option than braces in the past. Metal braces are durable, reliable, and cost-effective, and we can use them to treat virtually any orthodontic condition. They make an excellent option for virtually any patient.

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

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Ceramic braces work the same way as metal braces, with one key difference: the brackets are made from a clear ceramic composite material, which allows them to blend in with teeth. This produces a discreet, less noticeable treatment option that carries many of the same benefits as traditional metal braces. Clear braces can treat almost any orthodontic condition, but they offer distinct cosmetic benefits.



Invisalign is a radically different treatment that does away with brackets and wires entirely. Invisalign relies on a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth. These aligners fit directly onto the dental arch and are completely transparent, making them almost impossible to see when worn.

Furthermore, Invisalign aligners are 100% removable – so patients are free to pop them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Invisalign is one of the most convenient and discreet treatments on the market, making it a popular option for adult orthodontic treatment. For adolescent patients, we even offer a specialized form of Invisalign called Invisalign Teen.

Schedule a Consultation With Your Arvada, Thornton, Aurora, and Highlands Ranch, CO Orthodontist

Every orthodontic treatment method has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, and only you and your orthodontist can decide on the right method for you. If you’re ready to take the first step toward a new smile, request a consultation online at one of our orthodontic offices today. We’ll help you understand your orthodontic condition, choose the ideal treatment method for your lifestyle, and start on the path toward a gorgeous, healthy new smile. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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