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Types of Braces

Premier Orthodontic Care From Your Sandton Orthodontist

Here at Choonara Orthodontics, we believe every patient deserves a beautiful smile they are proud to show off. As your Sandton orthodontist, we want you to know that it’s never too late to start your journey to a beautiful smile. Whether you’re looking for early treatment for your child, or want to straighten your teeth as an adult with braces or Invisalign, we’re proud to offer superior care for patients of all ages. When it comes to braces, we have options designed to fit the needs, preferences and lifestyle of any patient, including:

Metal Braces

girl-with-metal-bracesAs the most common form of orthodontic treatment, metal braces are affordable, durable, and effective. Our patients are given a modern and less-noticeable bracket and wire, along with an optional color band for those who wish to customize. The amount of time you’ll wear your braces depends on the severity of your case, but our team ensures that the journey is as fun and comfortable as possible.

Ceramic Braces

girl-with-ceramic-bracesCeramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, but they offer an extra benefit: a discreet appearance. The brackets are a tooth-colored material that blend in with the appearance of the natural teeth. Due to their cosmetic appeal and relative concealment, ceramic braces are a popular choice for our adult patients. However, it’s important to take good care of your teeth during treatment, as ceramic braces are more fragile and prone to breakage than traditional braces. They are also not recommended for young children or those involved in aggressive activities, such as contact sports.

Lingual Braces

boy-with-lingual-bracesThese braces are the same as traditional metal braces, but the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of your teeth, rather than on the outer surfaces. A more expensive option than their metal counterparts, lingual braces can cause difficulties with speech and relative discomfort, along with more frequent adjustments and visits to the office. But as time goes on, you’ll hardly notice them, and they’re an incredibly appealing option for both adult and teen patients.


For those who wish to avoid the appearance or discomfort of braces, but still want to achieve a straight smile, Choonara Orthodontics is proud to offer Invisalign®, the modern and comfortable way to straighten the teeth. By using a custom-made series of plastic aligners that mold your smile, Invisalign® has proven to be a sleek and subtle alternative to braces. After Dr. Choonara completes an examination and creates your personalized treatment plan, your teeth’s exact movements can be monitored without metal brackets or tightening wires. The best part about the Invisalign® system is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.

Schedule A Consultation With Your Sandton Orthodontist!

As your Sandton orthodontist, we are proud to provide the the most advanced orthodontic care for patients living in and around Johannesburg, Randburg, Sandton and Midrand. No matter which treatment you choose, we know you’ll be thrilled with the results of your stunning new smile! Ready to get started? Schedule a consultation with us today. If you have any questions about braces, Invisalign, or any of our other treatment options, contact our office at (011) 678-8090. We can’t wait to help you get started on your journey to a perfect smile!

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