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Types of Braces

Different Types of Braces in Lakewood


Traditional Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Braces Lakewood | Silva Orthodontics

Stainless steel (metal) are the most popular and traditional. Metal braces straighten your teeth using  and brackets and archwires. Today the brackets are much smaller than they use to be and allow customization with different colors elastics. Click here for more information on stainless steel braces in Lakewood!


Self-Ligating BracesSelf-Litigating Braces Lakewood| Silva Orthodontics

Self-ligating braces are similar to traditional braces, however these type of braces do not require the use of elastics. They are the same size as metal braces and use a special clip for the archwire to guide the teeth into line. This means fewer adjustment visits, no elastics and less pressure on your teeth. Click here for more information on self-litigating braces in Lakewood! 


Transparent Braces Lakewood / Ceramic Braces
Transparent Braces Lakewood | Silva Orthodontics

Transparent Braces, or ceramic are less visible than stainless steel and offer an alternative for those patients who are allergic to metals. Transparent braces cannot be used in all cases and are typically placed on the upper teeth. They do require additional care and maintenance. Click here for more information on transparent and ceramic braces in Lakewood!


Clear Aligners/Invisalign

Invisalign Braces Lakewood| Silva Orthodontics

Clear Aligners, (some know these as the popular name brand, Invisalign®) are also known as invisible braces, and are made of acrylic. Unlike traditional braces these plastic alignment trays can be removed for eating and brushing. They are more expensive than traditional braces and require very steady use to get the desired results. Click here for more information on invisalign braces in Lakewood!

For more information about stainless steel, self litigating, clear aligners, or transparent braces, Lakewood, CO residents call 303.934.4285 today to schedule an appointment for quality orthodontic care in Lakewood or contact us here.