We Offer Quality Alternatives to Braces in San Clemente

When you think of braces, you may think of teenagers and the term “metal mouth.” There may be more accurate representations of all orthodontics treatments. You may not know that Brandon Orthodontics has many types and methods for straightening teeth. We offer many alternatives to braces in San Clemente, California, that you may be interested to learn about. There is no “one size fits all” solution for orthodontic treatment. 

What’s Wrong with Braces?

Nothing is wrong with braces! To each their own. Traditional metal braces are a tried and true orthodontic treatment that has straightened the teeth, enhanced the smile, and improved dental functionality for countless patients. 

Many patients prefer metal braces for many reasons. For example, metal braces can cost less than alternative solutions. Metal braces include a straightforward treatment option that is most effective depending on your needs. Braces might be the best way to go if you have severe tooth overcrowding and misalignment. 

You don’t need to worry about removing and cleaning braces like you do with clear aligners. Some may view the fact that you can remove clear aligners as an advantage. It would help if you remembered to put the clear aligners back in to ensure effective treatment and avoid losing them. 

Some patients prefer the bold look of braces and appreciate that you can choose the colors of the rubber bands that come with braces, thereby customizing the look. 

Who Might Be Interested in Alternatives to Braces?

Though many love them, braces are not everyone’s favorite choice. There’s no getting around the fact that braces are visible orthodontic treatment. Braces consist of metal brackets and wires affixed to the front of the teeth, and you need to take extra steps to keep them as clean as possible after eating. For these reasons, some patients prefer the more discreet look of alternative treatments such as clear aligners. 

Alternative Treatment Options


Invisalign clear aligners provide fast, discreet orthodontic treatment. We’ll use 3D modeling technology to create your custom aligners, and we’ll provide a new aligner version every few weeks to guide your teeth into the desired position. 

Patients appreciate the ability to remove Invisalign clear aligners for eating, cleaning, and special occasions. And, of course, patients appreciate that the aligners are virtually invisible. Invisalign is possibly the most discreet alternative to metal braces available. 

Iconix Aesthetic Braces

Iconix Aesthetic Braces can help patients enjoy the best of both worlds – the time-tested effectiveness of brackets with a discreet look. The braces work like traditional metal braces but come with a light gold aesthetic coating that helps them blend within your smile for a less visible look. 

Alternatives to Braces For Your Best Smile

Brandon Orthodontics offers different braces types to meet the various needs of patients. Alternative treatments may be less visible in the mouth than braces and may offer benefits that some patients appreciate.

And visiting the orthodontist doesn’t always have to be about braces or straightening teeth. We are proud to be a comprehensive orthodontic office, offering many treatments you may not find at other practices, such as habit therapy to help children avoid habits such as sucking the thumb and treatment for special needs patients. We also offer night guards in Clemente, California, to help patients with bruxism or grinding teeth at night. 

If you’re unsure whether metal braces are your best option, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Brandon. He and his team will thoroughly evaluate your teeth, listen to your questions and concerns to understand your orthodontic goals and develop excellent recommendations to make you smile. 

Don’t settle for less than your ideal treatment for straightening your teeth. Please contact us today, and we’ll start you on the path to straight, beautiful teeth.