Appointments

Our orthodontist offers several types of braces in San Jose, California, to ensure that we can find the treatment that is right for you. We offer three main types of braces:

  • Metal Braces – This is the most common type of braces. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, and thanks to advances in technology and materials, metal braces are now smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever before.
  • Ceramic (Clear) Braces – Ceramic braces are made of a translucent material that is virtually clear. This makes them popular among our patients who are interested in maintaining a more natural-looking aesthetic during treatment, especially adults. The drawback to ceramic braces, however, is that they are more fragile and the elastic ties may become discolored between visits to our office.
  • Invisalign® – Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses custom-made plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth to their proper positions. These aligners are designed through computer simulation to ensure optimal results. Because Invisalign is a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth, it is a very popular treatment among adults and other patients who would like a more discreet treatment option.

During your initial visit with Dr. Derick Phan, we will help you determine which type of braces would best meet your personal needs and preferences. For more information and to schedule your consultation, call us today at Phan Orthodontics.