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Types of Braces

Orthodontics in San Antonio & Schertz

Just as every person is different, everyone has a unique smile. At South Texas Orthodontics, we offer a variety of options for dental braces to give you the best smile possible and correct common oral issues such as bite problems. Our team of skilled orthodontists can discuss the types of materials available as well as how you will have to take care of them.

Traditional Braces

The most common type of treatment are metal braces, which are made of high-grade stainless steel. Unlike options of the past, today’s metal options are smaller and more comfortable. Many adults also choose ceramic braces, which are clear and offer an aesthetic appeal. It is important to note that this material is more fragile than metal, and it is possible for the elastic ties in the brackets to become discolored.

Advanced Orthodontic Technology

At South Texas Orthodontics, we understand that some patients may want better comfort and less noticeability than the traditional options. We offer a number of solutions that can result in fewer trips to the orthodontist and a shorter treatment time. Consider the following choices:


A professional will utilize 3D imaging in order to customize the SureSmile system for each patient. The treatment’s Shape Memory wires are even more effective than traditional archwires, providing the patient more comfort and quicker solutions.

InOvation R

Ask your dental professional about the R system, which looks great and offers better comfort and hygiene than traditional braces.


Many people love the Invisalign System because it utilizes clear aligners that are virtually unnoticeable. In addition to straightening smiles, it can also correct bite problems as it gradually moves teeth into the correct position.


Another way to disguise the fact that you are wearing braces is to take advantage of Incognito, which puts the system on the back of your teeth. The system is customized to each patient to provide effective and efficient teeth movement.

It is important to speak with our orthodontists about which system may be right for you. Some patients may not be ideal candidates for certain types of braces, but one of our team members is sure to find a great solution for your smile.

Get Started Today

Today’s technology has greatly improved the way orthodontists can treat patients with bite problems, crooked teeth and other issues. Our staff at South Texas Orthodontics specializes in helping patients by providing individualized treatment options, including state-of-the-art braces. To learn more about how we can help you get the smile you have always wanted, please contact us today by filling out our online form or calling us at one of our four locations:

Northeast: 210-658-1778
Northwest: 210-509-2487
La Cantera/The Rim: 210-549-0383
North Central: 210-496-7846