Braces in San Diego

Traditional Metal Braces

Recent improvements in traditional braces have resulted in smaller, stronger, more efficient and less conspicuous brackets. The smaller size and lower profiles of these new brackets make having braces more comfortable and also much more easier to clean your teeth around the brackets.

Most traditional metal brackets require an elastic o-shaped rubber band, called a ligature to hold the wire onto the bracket. These “ties” come in all different colors so you can show your team spirit or change your colors with your mood! The ties are changed at every appointment. Of course, we also have clear ties for clear brackets and silver ties for a more sophisticated look. Sometimes orthodontists use metal ties (little wires which are twisted around the bracket) in place of the plastic version when extra strength is needed.

If you’d like to plan out your next color scheme for your brackets, try out our braces color planner!

Here at Align Orthodontics, we’re proud to help our patients in San Diego discover their new selves after using braces. Traditional metal braces are for both kids and adults – it’s never too late to start.

With Align Orthodontics, making appointments is easier than ever. Parents don’t have to take off work just to get their children to the orthodontist office. We offer a free shuttle service to all the schools in the Poway Unified School District. This shuttle serves Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, and some of the surrounding areas in the San Diego County!


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