types of traditional braces offered Omana Orthodontics dentist in Salt Lake City and South Jordan Utah Dr. H.M. Omana, DDS, MSDr. H. M. Omana will evaluate your dental needs and form a comprehensive plan for your teeth. There are several different options and approaches and the helpful staff at Omana Orthodontics will help you understand the best types of traditional braces offered and provide recommendations based on any of your questions and concerns. Call us today at 801-359-4151 for consultations.


Types of Traditional Braces Offered

We approach each set of teeth with the understanding that each orthodontic case is as individual as are you. There are several different braces options available to cover some different types of treatment:


Metal Braces

When you think of braces, traditional metal braces might first come to mind. Metal braces are a great option and may not be as traditional as you think. There have been advancements in design and improvements in comfort that may make them an attractive, comfortable option for you or your child. 

Metal braces have been around for quite a while so we know they are tried and true as a reliable orthodontic treatment. Many kids prefer the metal braces to the alternatives. Made of high-grade stainless steel, they can be more durable than other braces. They cover a wide range of treatment options – chances are good that if you have an orthodontic concern, metal braces may help your individual situation.  

One benefit is that you don’t need to worry about removing metal braces. The fact that they aren’t removable may seem like a drawback, but it can mean better quality treatment. Removable braces bring the temptation to do just that – remove them. While braces are not attached to your teeth, they are not doing their job. Some patients may leave them off for too long, or forget to put them back on. With metal braces, you’re making more of a commitment to your treatment.

Some patients and parents prefer the metal braces look, and the fact that they’re more visible than other braces. Kids often appreciate the option for self-expression with different metal braces colors. The colors can be your choice, and changed during your Orthodontic visit.

These benefits come with drawbacks. Metal braces can be more difficult to clean than other braces, which can be removed during eating and brushing. Metal braces sometimes require a guard, for example when playing sports. 


Clear Braces

Clear or ceramic braces are similar in look, design, and functionality to metal braces. They are an attractive option for many adults. Because they are clear they “blend” into your teeth, and are thereby less visible than metal braces.The translucent metal of which they’re composed can make them more expensive than metal braces. Design improvements over the years have made clear braces less susceptible to staining issues, but they do come with the drawback of being more fragile than metal braces. 


Damon Braces

A key difference with Damon Braces is the way the metal wire holds the bracket against your tooth. Each bracket includes a revolutionary slide mechanism to secure the wire in place against your teeth and eliminates the need for metal or elastic ties. The design means more flexibility in the wire and each bracket, allowing your teeth to grow and move naturally. This makes it easier for the Orthodontist to adjust your braces, which means less time in the Orthodontist’s chair for you. The Damon system can not only address issues with your teeth, but can also affect a fuller, wider smile. Damon braces include stainless steel and clear (tooth-colored) options.

Depending on the situation with your teeth, Damon braces are believed to include some popular benefits:

  • Better appearance
  • Faster treatment time
  • Less discomfort
  • Better results
  • No tooth extraction necessary in most cases


Come In Today For Your Consultation

Omana Orthodontics is an experienced, knowledgeable provider of many different braces types. Contact us and our Salt Lake City or South Jordan location today to find out which option might work best for you. Let’s get to work on that smile!