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Having straight teeth can boost your self-esteem and oral health. Having an ideal alignment means your teeth are easier to care for, and your smile looks beautiful throughout your lifetime. Many forms of orthodontic treatment can help you achieve ideal alignment.

Our orthodontist, Dr. David Li with San Diego Orthodontic Specialists in San Diego, California, is here to provide you with this intel on the different types of braces, which includes:

-Clear Aligners: Invisalign® is a system of clear aligners crafted plastic-like materials unique to your smile that can snap on your teeth. There are a favorite because of no food or drink restrictions since they are easy to place on and take off. These are also the most discreet option when it comes to improving the alignment of your teeth.

-Traditional braces: These braces are easy to notice because of the metal wires and rubber bands. They work by using the materials to align your jaw into place over an extended period of time. Traditional braces are proven to be reliable despite their unpopular appearance.

-Ceramic braces: Ceramic braces are a unique style of braces. These braces are made of unique ceramic materials rather than metal materials, which means they can match your teeth making them harder to see. Also, they can come in various colors for teens who love a touch of color in their smile.

Keep in mind every smile is different, so depending on your needs and situation, not every treatment may be ideal for you. If you would like to find out which treatment option is best for your alignment needs, then call us today at 858-560-4047 to make an appointment. Our dental team is happy to assist you in any way we can.