How Do I Choose The Right Braces?


Meeting your smile goals

Choosing the right orthodontic treatment for your teeth is all about understanding your needs and goals. Whether you want the quicker fix of braces or something more discreet like clear aligners, Hutta & Price offers patients a wide variety of orthodontic care options to suit every smile. 

The wide world of braces

There are many different kinds of braces available besides metal braces, making it easier to choose the best type for you. You can select from clear or ceramic braces, Damon braces, and Insignia braces if you’re looking for braces. If you’d prefer removable aligners, Hutta & Price offers multiple types to satisfy all patient desires.

Traditional metal braces

Recent developments in orthodontics have enabled us to give each patient more discreet and effective types of braces than traditional metal braces. No more poking wires or bulky metal brackets! Instead, Hutta & Price patients can select from a number of other orthodontic treatments. Look no further for adult and kid-friendly braces, including our following options: 

Clear braces

Clear or ceramic braces are a popular choice for those hoping to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional braces. Clear braces have translucent or tooth-colored brackets, so they’re less visible than metal brackets. They’re also more comfortable and easier to clean than other types of braces. Although they’re virtually invisible on your teeth, they offer the same benefits as metal braces. 

Clear braces can be used to correct a number of dental problems, such as gaps between the teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and overcrowding. If you’ve been recommended braces by a dentistry practice, you may also be a candidate for ceramic braces.

Damon braces

Damon or self-ligating braces are another type of braces we love at Hutta & Price. They’re smaller than metal braces, and their brackets use an open-shut door mechanism, which makes them more comfortable. These braces are designed to place the ideal amount of pressure on each tooth, and the sliding door brackets make sure that your teeth move precisely in the right direction to create a beautiful smile. Damon Braces are also made of temperature-sensitive wiring that can sense when your mouth is warm or cool, enabling the braces to work faster and more efficiently. 

Adults love Damon braces for their ability to provide a “bracelift.” When you straighten your teeth, you’ll experience a wider, fuller smile that affects your cheeks and lifts your mouth. The result is a youthful, rejuvenated look that’ll give you something to smile about. 

Insignia braces

Insignia Braces are another highly precise, personalized option for straightening your smile. Rather than using the gooey molds of traditional braces, Insignia is an interactive software system that allows us to customize your smile and use 3D imaging to create a digital model of your mouth. Using this model, we tailor your orthodontic treatment to your needs. Insignia’s customized archwires will guide your teeth smoothly into place. With the precision that comes with Insignia braces, patients will spend less time in the orthodontist office and more time enjoying their new smile! Like clear and Damon braces, Insignia braces are a discreet option for straightening your teeth. 

Find what’s best for you

Although there is no perfect choice when selecting your orthodontic treatment, clear or ceramic braces, Damon braces, and Insignia are all effective types of treatment for straightening your teeth. If you have more significant dental adjustments to make, ceramic braces might work for you. If you’d like a shorter treatment timeline, Damon and Insignia braces can be particularly helpful. 

No matter what treatment you choose, aligning your teeth comes with a number of health benefits. Receiving orthodontic care can improve your speech, reduce jaw pain, and lower your risk for cavities and gingivitis. You can also enjoy these benefits with clear aligners! 

Braces vs. clear aligners: which are more effective?

Many people beginning their smile journeys question whether they should select traditional braces or removable aligners. While both gradually straighten your teeth, they have some key differences. 

The benefits of clear aligners

Clear aligners are a newer development, and they’ve changed the way we straighten teeth. They’re even more invisible than the types of braces we offer, and they’re removable, which makes them more comfortable for many patients. Although aligners take longer than braces to straighten your teeth, many people find them to be more conducive to their busy, on-the-go lifestyles. 

While there are plenty of clear aligners on the market, Hutta & Price is dedicated to providing the very best. We are proud to offer both Invisalign and the Invisalign Smile Touch-Up for all their dental needs. 

Invisalign and the smile touch-up

Invisalign has become one of the most popular choices for patients looking for straight smiles without the hassle of the brackets and wires that come with braces. Using high-tech scans of your mouth, we’ll create custom, removable aligners that you’ll switch out every few weeks as they slowly shift your teeth into place. Many find Invisalign to be especially convenient. You can eat and drink all of the things you love, attend fewer orthodontist appointments, and transform your smile with fewer lifestyle adjustments. 

The Smile Touch-Up is perfect for those looking to make minor adjustments to their smile, as it’s minimally invasive and virtually invisible. Similar to Invisalign, you’ll receive aligners that can straighten your teeth in under six months! With the Smile Touch-Up’s shorter timeline and minimally invasive effects, it’s easy to fit into any lifestyle. It’s also a more cost-effective way to align your teeth than other types of dental care. 

How do I choose? 

You may still be feeling overwhelmed by all of your orthodontic options—don’t worry, that’s natural! The best way to make the right choice is to consult with a trusted dentist or orthodontist to determine the most effective treatment plan for you. Our staff at Hutta & Price will go over your patient information and all of our treatment types to ensure that you receive the proper treatment for your smile. 

Find high-quality orthodontic treatment at Hutta & Price 

At Hutta & Price, we’re proud to provide every patient with top-rated professional care. Our staff work tirelessly to ensure that you leave our office with a smile you love, whether it’s from braces, clear aligners, or another treatment. 

Contact us today! 

Call today to schedule your free consultation with our orthodontics team and choose the best braces for you. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and provide useful information about the steps of your treatment plan. We can’t wait to begin your smile journey!