Types of Dental Braces


At Define Orthodontics, our goal is to exceed your expectations on every level with personalized orthodontic care delivered in a warm and compassionate environment. Our Irving, TX orthodontist’s office is equipped to provide many different types of braces to best meet the needs of our patients. While there are different types of braces to choose from, our orthodontist will ensure that whichever treatment option you choose will be effective at helping you achieve your smile straightening goals. Learn more about the different types of braces available in our Irving, TX office below.

Orthodontic Services in Irving TX

Types of Dental Braces

Are you interested in pursuing orthodontic services for yourself, but don’t know where to start? Here are the types of braces that we offer in our Irving, TX orthodontist’s office. Get to know the different types of braces below before scheduling your consultation with Dr. Sodhi to find out which option will best meet your needs and goals.

Traditional metal braces

Traditional braces include a system of metal brackets and wires designed to apply pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. Every month, you will return to the orthodontist’s office for a tightening appointment in which the wires are tightened to continue applying pressure to your teeth. The best time for traditional braces, or any orthodontic treatment, is generally during childhood or early adulthood. This is because your teeth are still developing, and easier to convince to shift. However, our practice offers orthodontic treatment with all types of dental braces for patients of all ages. While older patients may have extended treatment times, traditional braces are effective at straightening smiles and realigning bite patterns.

Clear aligner therapy

Clear aligner therapy is a discreet alternative to traditional braces. Using clear, plastic aligners that are similar to a retainer, patients can straighten their smiles without dealing with the metallic aesthetics of traditional metal braces. Our Irving, TX orthodontist’s office offers Invisalign Clear Braces to patients who are interested in clear aligner therapy. Invisalign is a system of aligners that applies pressure to your teeth and encourages them to shift into a straighter position. We recommend Invisalign to adult patients looking to discreetly undergo orthodontic treatment without the lifestyle and aesthetic alterations that come with traditional metal braces. Additionally, our office offers Invisalign Teen for younger patients who are looking for the same benefits from their orthodontic treatment.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces take orthodontic discretion to the next level. Unlike traditional metal braces which are placed on the fronts of your teeth, lingual braces operate behind your teeth, totally hidden from view. Our office offers InBrace for patients interested in lingual braces. InBrace operates with a Smartwire system that adjusts as your smile moves based on your preset treatment plan. With no tightening appointments, and no keeping track of aligner sets, InBrace allows patients to put their orthodontic care on autopilot, some even forgetting that it is there.