Types of Braces

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Types of Braces

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in Parker & Castle Rock, CO

At 20 Mile & Prairie Hawk Orthodontics, we're passionate about helping our patients achieve beautiful smiles through convenient and effective orthodontic treatments. Dr. Struhs works hard to create treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs, to deliver results in the most efficient manner possible. At the same time, we recognize that each case is different, which is why we offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to suit your preferences and lifestyle.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are what most people think of when they hear the word "braces." Modern metal braces are thinner, more aesthetically appealing, and more comfortable than ever before, and they provide a reliable, cost-effective way to achieve a beautiful new smile.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces use the same basic methods as traditional braces, but the brackets are made from a clear composite that blends in with teeth. This makes them more sleek and subtle than traditional braces, but they're also more fragile than metal. The elastic ties that hold the archwire can also discolor between visits, so it’s important to take good care of them throughout treatment.

Gold Braces

gold_thick.pngGold braces are similar to metal braces, but with a twist - they're coated with 24-karat gold.

Invisalign®

Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to braces that does away with brackets and wires entirely, instead using a series of clear, removable plastic trays - called aligners - to straighten teeth. You can undergo orthodontic treatment without anyone knowing! Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, and they slowly straighten your teeth to reach your desired results. One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that it can be removed for eating, drinking, and other special occasions.

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen uses the same methods as the Invisalign System, but it's been custom-made to fit the teenage lifestyle. Each Invisalign Teen aligner includes a Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which tells if the aligners are being worn enough or need to be worn more consistently. Each treatment course includes 6 free replacement aligners, so there's no need to worry if any get lost or broken.

Contact The Practices Of Dr. Ted Struhs Today!

We're proud to offer a wide variety of treatments, but ultimately, only you and your orthodontist will work together to decide what’s best for you. To find out how orthodontics can improve your smile, call our Parker office at (303) 841-2262, or reach out to us at our contact page. For your convenience, we also have another office location in Castle Rock, and you can reach Prairie Hawk Orthodontics at (720) 733-0353. We look forward to seeing you and your family in our offices soon!