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Types of Orthodontic Braces

Braces Offered at Burke & Redford Orthodontists

What Can Braces Do for Me?

There is no denying that different types of orthodontic braces are not only an investment but a substantial commitment as well.

However, for people dealing with crooked teeth, uneven bites, or misaligned jaws, this popular orthodontic appliance can offer incredible, life-changing benefits that are too good to pass up.

The Benefits of Braces

The following are some of the attractive benefits that braces can offer you:

  • Boost self-esteem and confidence
  • Straighten or align the teeth, smile, and gumline
  • Create a symmetrical and proportionate facial balance
  • Enhance oral hygiene
  • Aid in ensuring excellent oral health for a lifetime
  • Help prevent tooth decay and gum disease from developing
  • Potentially eliminate speech impediments
  • Encourage smiling

Even based on just a few of the benefits listed above, it’s easy to see how orthodontic treatment is an investment well worth the time, money, and effort it takes to have a healthier and straight smile.

What Braces are Offered at Burke & Redford Orthodontists?

Our offices in Temecula and Lake Elsinore are proud to offer state-of-the-art orthodontic technology to our valued patients.

Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke are dedicated in their efforts to stay on top of the latest trends in the world of orthodontics. They are constantly scouring the market for the absolute best and they trust and utilize only the safest materials and equipment to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams.

Due to the wide range of orthodontic problems our doctors see daily, our offices carry an array of device types to fit the needs of every patient.

To get a better idea of what may be the best path to a stunning smile for you, our most popular braces options are discussed in detail below.

Metal Braces Orthodontist TemeculaMetal (Traditional) Braces

The classic metal braces that everyone is familiar with are available at our orthodontist offices. They now have new, improved features that make them different from previous generations of braces and a great option today.

Traditional though they may be, these appliances are smaller in size and the wires are more flexible than in the past. These attributes make for a more comfortable experience.


Our office proudly offers braces with the revolutionary self-ligation system built into it.

Self-ligation refers to a specialized design that allows that allows for easy and comfortable adjustment of the braces. These braces feature small doors built into the brackets that hold the wire securely in place.

Gradual pressure imposed by the wires on the teeth brings about steady movement of the teeth into their proper and ideal position.

Self-ligating systems typically allow for shorter adjustment appointment times and fewer visits to the orthodontist for patients.

ceramic braces - clear bracesCeramic Braces

Unlike the traditional metal option, ceramic braces offer patients a more discreet appliance to correct their smiles.

Instead of metal brackets, ceramic appliances use transparent or tooth-colored brackets and wiring. This allows individuals to go through treatment with increased confidence.

Furthermore, this ceramic option has been updated to be stronger and less prone to breaking. Patients find them as comfortable and easy to wear as other brace types.

One similarity between the metal and ceramic options is that they both possess the incredible self-ligating feature that is extremely popular among many of our patients. Because self-ligating brackets do not require elastic ties to secure the wire to individual braces, our ceramic braces are not prone to discoloring during treatment.

Damon Braces System

One of the newer and more popular types of orthodontic braces offered at Burke & Redford Orthodontists is the Damon system. New patients have often heard of this system because of the direct-to-consumer advertising done by the manufacturer.

This system is held in high regard for the high-quality bracket it uses to straighten teeth.

The Damon braces system offers patients the following advantages:

  • Due to the famous self-ligation mechanism, visits to the orthodontist for adjustments are required less often.
  • When these adjustment appointments do occur, they tend to proceed much faster and easier than if the person wears traditional braces.
  • Elastic ties around each brace are a thing of the past for this system. The door mechanism takes care of securing the wire in place.

Damon system brackets come in both metal and ceramic options.


An option that continues to skyrocket in popularity is Invisalign. Sometimes referred to as invisible braces, these clear, removable aligners are in high demand due to their invisibility and removability.

Closely resembling mouth guards or retainers, Invisalign and Invisalign for teens is perfect for an individual worried about being self-conscious in braces. Even up close, these clear aligners are hard to detect.

They may be easily removed for brushing, flossing, or eating.

As the teeth shift, new aligners are changed every week or two until the teeth reach their final position.

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One of Our Amazing Patients with a Gorgeous Smile Transformation!

Which Braces are a Good Fit for Me?

Naturally, a patient’s personal preferences will play a major role in which type of braces they elect to wear.

However, the expertise, years of training, and professional opinions of Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke to make recommendations will also factor into what an individual ultimately chooses.

Effective treatment occurs when the patient and orthodontist work together in deciding on the most aptly fitting appliance for the present issue(s).

At that point, it is then up to that person and their family to reach a decision based on their preferences and needs.

 Ready to Explore Your Options?

Finding the best treatment for you begins with the free consultation offered to all first-time patients of Burke & Redford Orthodontists.

At your consultation, Dr. Redford or Dr. Burke will provide an in-depth examination and explanation of the records taken. Ample time will be allowed for discussion of treatment options, payment plans, and estimated treatment duration.

You may schedule a consultation to discuss the different types of orthodontic braces through our website or by calling our offices at (951) 699-8011 during regular business hours.

Our amazing, enthusiastic orthodontist staff at our locations in Temecula and Lake Elsinore are more than happy to help you get started on your way to an excellent experience and a stellar smile.


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