Types of Braces

Advanced Orthodontic Care

At Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics, Dr. Hoybjerg and his team are proud to offer patients of all ages a healthy, beautiful smile. With the progressing technology in the orthodontic industry, our patients experience not only faster, more comfortable treatment times, but they have a variety of options to choose from. Working together with our team, we will find the best treatment and fit for each person’s needs and lifestyle. We have five office locations in Sacramento, Modesto, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and Placerville, so appointments are always convenient and never far away. Learn more about Invisalign, clear braces and our other treatment options below and call our office if you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation.

Metal Braces

metal braces

These are the most well-known and most common type of braces. They have been developed so that they are more comfortable than they have ever been in the past. These high-grade stainless steel braces will straighten your teeth with metal brackets and archwires. There is the added option of adding colorful elastic band to fit your personality.

Self-Ligating Braces

self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces are identical in material to metal braces. The difference is that they do not use the elastic rubber bands. This results in fewer appointments and less stress on the teeth.  They use a special clip rather than the rubber bands to help the arch wire guide the crooked teeth into alignment. The pressure on the teeth is less, and few adjustments are needed since no elastics need to be replaced.

Clear Braces (Ceramic Braces)

clear braces

Clear braces work in exactly the same way as metal braces; however, they are made of material that matches the color of your teeth. This makes them less visible and more aesthetically pleasing.  They are generally used by older teens and adults who are more concerned about cosmetic appearances. Although clear braces are less noticeable, they do need a higher level of oral hygiene. They are larger and more delicate than metal braces. For these reasons, they are more often used on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


Invisalign Clear Aligners

A popular choice for many orthodontic patients, Invisalign clear aligners consist of a series of removable acrylic trays that straighten crooked teeth like braces. Because of the clear material used in manufacturing these aligners, they are virtually invisible. Another positive is that they are easily removable. so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss without limitations. Invisalign aligners are also more comfortable to the inside of the mouth than traditional metal braces.

Visit Your Local Orthodontist

At Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics we offer a variety of treatment options so we can meet the needs of each individual patient. During your first visit with Dr. Hoybjerg, our team will take the time to get to know you, your smile and your goals, so we can determine the best solution for you. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, schedule a consultation to receive high quality care in a friendly and warm environment. We look forward to making you smile!
Sacramento Office: (916) 381-7171
Placerville Office: (530) 626-3000
Roseville Office: (916) 771-4884
Modesto Office: (209) 238-9700
El Dorado Hills Office: (916) 573-3388

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