Types of Braces

Premium Orthodontic Treatment in San Antonio, TX

Few things can have as dramatic an impact on your life as a beautiful new smile – and at the office of Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr., we help our patients achieve dream smiles through quality orthodontic treatment. As a leading orthodontic practice serving the greater San Antonio, TX area, we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments to suit the diverse lifestyles of our patients. If you're considering revitalizing your life with a new smile, we can help – and we offer a variety of types of braces for you to choose from.

Metal Braces in San Antonio

Young girl smiling with classic metal braces

Despite the advent of high-tech alternatives, traditional metal braces are still the most popular treatment – and for good reason. Metal braces are a durable, dependable, and cost-effective form of orthodontic treatment, capable of treating almost any orthodontic condition reliably and conveniently. Plus, modern braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more aesthetically appealing than braces of the past. Traditional metal braces offer an excellent option for almost anyone seeking orthodontic treatment.

Clear Braces

Clear braces, also called ceramic braces, use the same basic mechanism as metal braces with one key difference: instead of stainless steel, the brackets of clear braces are made from a transparent ceramic composite. This allows the braces to blend in with teeth, providing a more discrete and aesthetically appealing treatment. While clear braces are slightly more fragile than metal braces, they can still treat almost any condition and are a great option for patients who want a discrete treatment without sacrificing the reliability of braces.

San Antonio Invisalign

Invisalign does away with brackets and wires all together. Instead, this technique uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn, and because they're easy to remove and put back in, it's easy to pop them out for things like eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. Invisalign aligners are also smooth to the touch, meaning they won't cause the same cuts and scrapes in the mouth that braces can. Invisalign is one of the most discrete treatment options on the market and is especially popular with our adult orthodontic patients.

Invisalign Teen

We also offer a specialized form of Invisalign designed specifically for the teenage lifestyle. Invisalign Teen comes with all the advantages of traditional Invisalign, but it also includes a few features designed just for teens:

  • Wear Indicators: Each aligner comes with indicators that let doctors, parents, and teens themselves know if they're wearing the aligners long enough or need to be more diligent.
  • Eruption Tabs: We can create your aligners with special "eruption tabs" that hold open space for unerupted teeth.
  • Replacement Aligners: Every Invisalign Teen treatment course comes with 6 free replacement aligners, so you don't have to worry if any are lost or broken.

Schedule a Consultation with Your San Antonio Orthodontist!

Whether you choose metal braces, Invisalign Teen, or any other treatment we offer, you'll be on your way to a gorgeous new smile – and if you're ready to take the first step for yourself, we're here to help! Call us today at (210) 344-9295 to learn more about treatment or fill out our appointment request form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!


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