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Which Type of Braces Is Best for Me?

Which Type of Braces Is Best for Me?At Morita Orthodontics, we’re to be a resource for everyone in the Aiea and greater Honolulu areas who’s looking to revitalize their smile through orthodontic treatment. But if you choose to pursue orthodontic treatment, you’ll have some big choices to make when it comes to your treatment method. Even if you opt for orthodontic braces, there are still several types of braces to choose from, and as your Honolulu orthodontist, we’re here to help you find the perfect fit.

How to Choose the Right Type of Braces

Wondering which type of braces is best for your situation? Ultimately, there’s no wrong answer: we can correct your smile using any variety of braces or Invisalign, and our expert Aiea orthodontist knows how to personalize treatment to deliver the best possible result. But every treatment method has its own pros and cons, so here are a few tips on how to choose the one that’s right for you:

  • Traditional Metal Braces: Despite the many alternatives we offer, traditional metal braces are still our most popular treatment method. Why? They’re durable, reliable, and cost-effective, and we can use them to treat just about any orthodontic condition under the sun. If you’re looking for a simple, effective, and affordable way to get a new smile, metal braces are a great choice.
  • Clear Braces: These are just like metal braces, but the brackets are made from a clear composite material that blends in with teeth. These work well for patients who want a discreet treatment method, but still need the reliability of braces.
  • Clarity Braces: Clarity braces are a variant of clear braces made from a ceramic composite material. They blend in well with teeth, and the ceramic composite won’t stain or discolor, allowing you to enjoy discreet braces throughout your treatment.
  • Lingual Braces: Lingual braces work the same way as traditional metal braces, with one key difference: the brackets are placed on the inside (tongue side) of the teeth. This means they’re completely impossible to see when the mouth is closed, so although they take some getting used to, they’re a fully invisible option for orthodontic treatment.

Contact Your Honolulu, HI Orthodontist

All of these types of braces can help you achieve your new smile, and our orthodontist will work with you to help you choose the option that’s best for you. Ready to get started on the path towards a new smile? We’d love to help! Reach out to us at our contact page today to learn more about our practice and how we can help you revitalize your smile. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Notice of Temporary Closure

RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

To our valued patients,

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), President Trump, the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association are recommending all dentists postpone nonemergency dental procedures for 2 weeks. Our practice is committed to protecting the community and avoiding using valuable resources that our first responders and frontline healthcare providers will need.

Our office will be closed effective today, Wednesday, March 18, and we plan to resume regular hours on Wednesday, April 1. If you are experiencing a true dental emergency including swelling or severe tooth pain, please call your general dentist office, and listen closely as emergency contact info will be available. For all nonemergent questions, please email us at [email protected].

We are so sorry for the burden this places on your schedules, but your continued health and safety are our number one priority. Our office is working diligently to reschedule all patients with existing appointments within the next 2 weeks. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to normal orthodontic patient care. We ask for your compassion and understanding at this time as we all work together to keep Hawaii healthy.


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