Orthodontic Treatment with Braces


The general goal of orthodontic treatment is to provide the patient with a healthy and straight smile. In reaching this goal, there are many orthodontic options that can be employed; the list below describes the most popular options for braces.


Metal braces are the type of braces in Sacramento that most people think about when you bring up the subject of orthodontics. And while metal braces still use small metal brackets, improvements in technology have allowed orthodontists like Dr. David Markham to use the brackets and wires in a more discreet way.


The durability of conventional metal braces far outweighs many of the drawbacks feared by some patients. Traditional metal braces offer you the experience and reliability of decades of advancements in the field of orthodontics. Please keep in mind that there are some problems we can only correct with brackets, meaning that patients with severe cases of dental malalignment or jaw malocclusions will get to experience all the benefits that braces alone can deliver.

Besides, fixed appliances, such as metal braces, have an added bonus for patients of all ages: you won’t have to spend too much time thinking about where you left them after mealtimes.

While oral hygiene might be more challenging during orthodontics, it’s not impossible. Talk to our team for more tips on how to maintain a healthy smile with braces, and start your treatment to reach your dream smile!

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The cost of braces varies depending on the type of braces you choose. According to the OralB website: Metal braces (traditional braces): $3,000 – 7,000. Invisalign Clear Aligners: $4,000 – 7,400.

There is no right or wrong type of braces treatment. Your Orthodontist will be able to determine which type best fits your lifestyle and your needed treatment.

Getting dental braces is not painful. You will feel pressure and a slight pinching sensation with some discomfort until you get used to having braces in your mouth.

Treatment time with braces can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Your Orthodontist will be able to give you an accurate estimate of your treatment time depending on your specific issues.