Types of Braces

Metal Braces

colorMetal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than ever. Patients often customize the appearance of the braces with colored ligature ties allowing them to express their personality.

Clear Braces

clearClear braces work similarly to metal braces but are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal but can be used at any age.

Lingual Braces

lingualOur office also uses lingual braces, which attach to the lingual, or tongue, side of your teeth for some specific conditions. The use of lingual braces is appropriate for some, but not all types of orthodontic conditions. Discuss it with Dr. Andrews to see if you are a candidate.

Andrews Appliance™

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Dr. Andrews has been involved with orthodontic product development for many years.  We are proud to offer the Andrews Appliance™, the most advanced system of braces available. Designed by Dr. Andrews, the Andrews Appliance™ system features a variety of bracket types specially designed for specific tooth guidance purposes.  This allows braces to be used in a truly customized way based upon the patient’s specific needs making treatment as efficient as possible.  All of the braces share the common goal of achieving a beautiful, straight smile with optimum health and function of the dentition.

Will A. Andrews, D.D.S.

  • Point Loma Orthodontics - 2025 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107 Phone: 619-224-8286 Fax: 619-224-6979

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