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Types of Braces


Orthodontic Treatment Options For Our Patients

Treating orthodontic misalignments (malocclusions) is an important part of ensuring that patients of all ages enjoy a lifetime of great oral health. A healthy smile is in reach thanks to Dr. Barkate, Dr. Messenger, and the rest of our office and care team. You can feel confident that you and your family are in good hands at Barkate Orthodontics. We offer a range of braces in Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, and San Clemente, including Invisalign. More treatment options allow us to more precisely target the concerns affecting individual patients.

Treatment Solutions For Every Concern

Barkate Orthodontics utilizes four primary types of braces:

  • Metal Braces: This is a traditional treatment choice. Today’s metal braces are lighter and thinner than the ones you might remember from childhood; as a result they are more comfortable to wear. Metal braces are an excellent choice for children of all ages and even adults.
  • Clear Braces: Similar to metal braces in construction, these braces utilize a translucent material that results in a much less noticeable form of treatment. Because these braces can be a little more fragile than metal braces, they are best suited for adults.
  • Invisalign: The innovative Invisalign system utilizes a graduated series of clear acrylic trays that fit closely over the treated teeth. This option is ideal for adult patients who wish to keep their orthodontic treatment a private matter. The trays must be worn at least 22 hours each day, although they can be removed for socializing, eating, and dental hygiene.
  • Damon® Brackets: This aligner makes use of self-ligating brackets, which gradually adjust themselves as treatment progresses. No steel or plastic ties are used in this system, and this results in less friction and greater comfort for patients.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

Since each of these systems works a little differently, patients will need to be evaluated before a system is selected. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Barkate and Dr. Messenger by calling 949-722-9010 for our Newport Beach location, 949-365-0700 for our Ladera Ranch location, or 949-481-8900 for our San Clemente location, or request an appointment online. Be sure to ask about our complimentary exams. We look forward to hearing from you soon!