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Traditional Braces Lakewood

Beautiful female patient with traditional braces from Lakewood Dental Arts in Lakewood, CAWhen most people think of braces, they immediately think of children with crooked teeth. Keep in mind that more and more adults are looking to correct their crooked teeth and jaw misalignment too. Most people do not know that wearing braces in the United States is very common and people would likely be surprised to find that number is roughly four million at any given time.

Nowadays, there are several types of braces to choose from. If you are in need of orthodontia work, contact Lakewood Dental Arts and we will set you up with a consultation.

Metal Braces

Traditional braces, often referred to as metal braces, are a well-established and effective orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth and correcting various dental misalignments. They consist of metal brackets that are attached to each tooth and connected by wires and elastic bands. This makes metal braces the most noticeable type of braces. However, modern metal braces are more compact and less bulky than earlier versions.

Metal braces are highly effective in treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, including severe malocclusions and complex cases. Patients with metal braces require regular appointments to have their braces adjusted and wires tightened by the orthodontist.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar in design to traditional metal braces but with brackets made of tooth-colored or clear ceramic material instead. This makes them less noticeable compared to metal braces. Ceramic braces blend in with the natural tooth color, making them less conspicuous. However, the elastic bands may stain or discolor with certain foods or drinks.

Ceramic braces can effectively correct a wide range of dental misalignments and malocclusions.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are similar in design to traditional metal braces but with a key difference: they are placed on the inner (lingual) surface of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the outside. Lingual braces are not visible when you smile, which makes them a popular choice for individuals who want a discreet orthodontic treatment.

Lingual braces are custom-made for each patient, ensuring a comfortable and precise fit. Like traditional braces, lingual braces are effective for treating various orthodontic issues.


ClearCorrect is a brand of clear removable aligners used to straighten teeth and correct minor to moderate orthodontic issues. ClearCorrect aligners are virtually invisible when worn, making them an aesthetically appealing option.

One of the primary advantages of clear aligners is that they can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, allowing for better oral hygiene compared to fixed braces.

Clear aligners are suitable for treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems. They are often chosen by adults and older teenagers who prefer a more discreet option.

ClearCorrect treatment involves wearing a series of custom-made aligners that gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. Patients switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks.

At Lakewood Dental Arts, we are proud to offer Invisalign® clear aligners, which conducts the same process and produces the same amazing results!

Which Braces Are Best?

The choice between traditional braces (metal or ceramic), lingual braces, or clear aligners depends on factors such as the patient's orthodontic needs, cosmetic preferences, and lifestyle. Our dentists can assess your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment option. Contact us today at Lakewood Dental Arts to set up an appointment.

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At Lakewood Dental Arts we offer a variety of braces including metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and even Invisalign® clear aligners! Call today!
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