Types of Braces

Orthodontic treatment can take many forms. At Carousel Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics we offer metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign® clear aligners. Some patients will also benefit from an extra appliance, such as an expander, in addition to braces. 

Which option is right for my child?

Dr. Katie will recommend which orthodontic treatment option would be best for your child. Certain bite or alignment problems are better treated with braces rather than Invisalign treatment, and vice versa! Dr. Katie will create a customized, unique plan specific to your child's needs. Since no two patients are exactly the same, no two orthodontic plans are exactly the same! Our goal at Carousel Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is to provide your child with a beautiful smile and functional bite to last a lifetime.

Orthodontic appliances will also vary depending on which phase of treatment your child is ready for. Young patients who require interceptive orthodontic treatment typically have an expander and partial braces, whereas teenage patients undergoing comprehensive treatment typically have braces on all of their permanent teeth.

Call us today to schedule your child's complimentary orthodontic exam and discuss which treatment option is best for your child!


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