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Types of Braces


When you think about braces, you might think about the old-fashioned ones you saw as a kid that made patients look like they had a mouth full of metal. Thanks to some of the newest designs, you no longer need to worry about how people look at you or how they perceive you. At Stormberg Orthodontics, we want to help you get the smile that you love. You can join the ranks of celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Miley Cyrus who wore braces. Just consider the different types first.

Metal Braces

We know that you probably don't want metal braces, but we wanted to make sure you know they are a possible option. You only need to come in every four to eight weeks and can choose from some fun colors. Some patients find not having to remove an appliance, brush and replace into your mouth is a great option.  Time slips away each day and sometimes the appliances are not worn the prescribed amount of hours due to eating, snacking, and a busy schedule.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a great alternative to metal braces. Dr. Stormberg is #1 Invisalign Diamond+ Provider for Invisalign in San Diego and has treated thousands of patients since 1999.  You might even know a few people who got Invisalign at Stormberg Orthodontics. As they easily come out, you don't need to wear them when you eat or brush your teeth. You should keep in mind that Dr. Kurt Stormberg will give you some rules you need to follow in between your appointments, such as 20-22 hours of wear daily for optimum results. Invisalign Teen and Invisalign First is also available to help teens and children get bright and healthy smiles.

Ceramic Braces

Do you worry that insurance won't cover the cost of your treatment? Forbes found that most dental insurance plans cover braces but that you will still pay some out-of-pocket costs. Ceramic brackets are a clear bracket that work exactly like our metal brackets.

Choose a Trustworthy Orthodontist
Are you on the hunt for a La Mesa orthodontist because you need braces or have a loved one who wants to improve their smile? Check out our before and after photos to get an idea of the results other patients saw with our treatments. Call Stormberg Orthodontics today to get help choosing from all of the different types of braces.

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