Dr. Alfonso Gonzalez, Dr. Chela Gonzalez, and Dr. Maria Gonzalez offer several types of braces to straighten your teeth and give you a healthier, more beautiful smile.  When you visit Gonzalez Dental Care for your orthodontic consultation, our skilled dentists will carefully evaluate your mouth and discuss your goals to determine which type of braces will be best for you.

The types of braces offered in our practice include:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Clear ceramic braces
  • Fastbraces®

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type of braces.  This type of braces has stood the test of time and has been proven to gently and effectively move your teeth into their proper positions.  At Gonzalez Dental Care, we use only the finest quality of metal in creating your appliance to ensure the most effective treatment possible.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces offer the same benefits as traditional metal braces, but they also blend in with your teeth to provide you with a more aesthetic appearance throughout your treatment.  The tooth-colored material used in the creation of your brackets is carefully selected to match your teeth, and they are often less bulky than metal braces, providing you with a more comfortable treatment.


Fastbraces is an innovative orthodontic treatment that is designed to correct your misaligned teeth in significantly less time than other orthodontic systems.  While most types of braces move the crowns of your teeth first and then reposition the roots, this treatment uses a special, patented triangular bracket in combination with a special heat-activated wire to move both the roots and the crown of your teeth at the same time.  This greatly reduces your treatment time – in fact, Fastbraces can straighten your smile in an average time of just one year!  Fastbraces are available in both ceramic and traditional metal options.

For more information about the types of braces available at our practices in Redwood City and San Francisco, California, and to make an appointment with our experienced dentists, please contact our office today.

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