Types of Braces

Types of Braces

Dependable Orthodontic Care in San Antonio

At the office of Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr., our mission is to do one thing: provide quality, dependable orthodontic treatment in a caring and compassionate orthodontic environment. As a fixture of the San Antonio community for two generations (Dr. Gonzalez took over the practice from his father), we've helped countless patients throughout San Antonio achieve a healthier smile. Every patient is different, and we offer multiple types of orthodontic treatment so you can straighten your teeth in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle.



Metal Braces

Metal braces are the traditional treatment in orthodontics and they're still the most popular treatment with our patients. They are made from stainless steel, and they use small brackets bonded to the front of teeth and a thin, springy archwire running through the brackets to straighten teeth. This is a great option if you're looking for simple, reliable, and cost-effective treatment.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces use the same mechanics as metal braces, but instead of steel, the brackets are made from a clear ceramic composite material. This makes them blend in with the teeth, meaning ceramic braces aren't as noticeable as metal braces. They're a good option if you want a more aesthetically pleasing form of treatment, but they're slightly more fragile and expensive than braces.


Invisalign is a different kind of orthodontic treatment than braces, and it doesn't use metal, wires, or brackets at all. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays called aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are smooth to the touch and fit directly over your teeth, and they're virtually invisible when worn. This means fewer people will notice you're getting orthodontic treatment, and because you can take them out for eating and oral hygiene, you don't have to modify your diet or use things like floss threaders during treatment. Invisalign won't work for everyone, but it's a great treatment for those looking for a convenient, discreet way to straighten their teeth.

Contact Your San Antonio, TX Orthodontist

Everyone has different goals they would like from orthodontic treatment, and we want you to get a treatment method that works for your specific lifestyle. When you come in for your first visit, we'll talk with you about your orthodontic situation and go over the treatment options available to you, helping you make a smart choice that makes sense for your situation. If you have any questions about our office or the treatments we offer, we're always happy to speak with new or current patients: just call us at 210-344-9295 or reach out to us at our contact page. If you'd like to get started with a consultation, the process is easy: just fill out our online appointment request form and one of our team members will reach out to you to confirm your appointment at our San Antonio office. We're looking forward to hearing from you, and we hope to help you achieve a smile you can be proud of for the rest of your life.

The office of Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr.

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