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The options for braces can seem endless and confusing. From the traditional metal brackets to the newer clear plastic aligners, making the right choice for you and your smile isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

However, with help from our team here at Sunshine Dental Group, we’re confident you can find an orthodontic solution that fits your lifestyle and needs. With that in mind, let’s look at a few of the options you have to choose from when it comes to braces.

Metal braces

These are by far the most common type of braces, and are generally more affordable. However, they’re not nearly as bulk and uncomfortable as they used to be. Thanks to advances in technology, the wires and brackets are thinner, making the experience of wearing them far more enjoyable.

Clear braces

Also known as ceramic braces, this option is great for people who are more self-conscious of their appearance. All the materials are translucent, but that comes with a price – they’re also far more fragile than traditional metal braces.


Probably the most popular option for adults, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that slowly move your teeth into place, without the use of brackets or wires.

Choosing the best braces is easy as long as you listen to the advice of Dr. Jorge de la Osa and weigh that against your needs and wants. If you have any questions about braces or other orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to call us today at 626.579.4274.