Types of Braces


Lakewood & Long Beach CA Orthodontics


We offer a range of orthodontic treatments for all ages including Invisalign, clear ceramic braces, and small traditional metal braces to help you achieve and maintain the smile you have always wanted. Dr. Irene Fowell and her team take pride in utilizing the most advanced orthodontic technology available. These advancements allow us to better focus on each patient's unique orthodontic needs in the most effective way possible. Read below for more information on the types of braces that we offer.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are made of durable plastic or acrylic material. They effectively straighten teeth without brackets and wires. Clear aligners are customized, comfortable and removable. Ask us if clear aligners are the perfect treatment option for you.

Make An Appointment And Start Your Orthodontic Treatment Today!

At the orthodontic office of Lakewood Dental Arts, we proudly serve the families of Lakewood and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Norwalk, Cypress and Long Beach, CA. If you believe that you or your child are a candidate for braces or Invisalign treatments, please feel free to contact us or visit our office. We look forward to meeting you!