1031 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 319.338.8658

Types of Braces

Quality Orthodontic Treatment in Iowa City & Washington, Iowa

At the office of Dr. Suzanne Stock, we strive to provide high quality orthodontic care in a warm, welcoming office environment. Dr. Stock and awesome orthodontic assistants work hard to treat every patient individually, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs. We believe orthodontic care should be easy and convenient, which is why we have four office locations to serve our patients in Fairfield, Iowa City, Washington, and Williamsburg, Iowa, and each one of our offices offers a wide array of orthodontic treatments and services - including a variety of different types of braces.

Metal Braces

These are what most people think of when they hear the word braces. Metal braces are made from high-grade stainless steel, consisting of small brackets cemented to the teeth and a thin metal archwire that runs through them. Today's braces are smaller, more discreet, and more comfortable than ever before, and we can even customize the color of the elastic bands so you can design your own style of braces.

Clarity Braces

Clarity braces use the same basic mechanism as traditional braces, but instead of stainless steel, Clarity brackets are from a translucent ceramic composite material. This means the braces match the natural color of your teeth, making them far more discreet than regular braces without sacrificing any the strength and reliability of metal.

Invisalign

Invisalign does away with brackets and wires altogether, instead using a series of clear, removable plastic trays - called aligners - to straighten the teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn, so almost no one will know you're straightening your teeth, and they can be popped in and out to eat, drink, brush, and floss, which means you can still enjoy all your favorite foods and maintaining proper oral hygiene is as easy as ever!

Contact Your Southeast Iowa Orthodontist

If you have more questions about braces or the treatments we offer, we're always happy to answer them. Feel free to call us at (319) 338-8658 for our Iowa City office, (319) 800-9497 for our Fairfield office, (319) 800-9497 for our Washington office, or (319) 800-9497 for our Williamsburg office. If you'd like to make an appointment at one of our offices, you can reach out to us at our contact page or request one using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile!

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