For Children

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends young children have their first visit to the orthodontist around age 7. This is a critical time in diagnosing and correcting tooth and jaw problems, as the child begins to lose their baby.

For Teens

Adolescence is the most common time to treat orthodontic issues because, at age 12, most permanent teeth have erupted and are in place. As a result, crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites can easily be detected and corrected.

For Adults

With orthodontic treatment, adult patients can achieve a healthy smile and functioning bite without worrying about their appearance or changing their social and professional lives.

Metal Braces

These are a common type of braces used today and are affordable. They are smaller and more comfortable. In addition, with metal braces, you can add colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. Traditional braces are more effective at treating extreme overcrowding.

Clear Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials, are less visible on your teeth than metal braces, and require more attention to oral hygiene since ceramic braces are more prominent. They are used mainly on teenage and adult patients with aesthetic concerns.

Clear aligners -Invisalign

The Invisalign aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. As a result, you don’t have to worry about what you eat and your oral hygiene.


Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential when you have braces. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. Suppose you participate in basketball, boxing, hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, track and field, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, or wrestling. In that case, it is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that you wear a mouthguard. Custom-fitted mouthguards fit and protect your teeth better than over-the-counter mouthguards. Kids and adults should wear mouthguards during contact sports or activities like biking.

Mouthguard and Athletes

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How Braces Work!

Braces are an effective and comfortable way to correct a bite. Read Amanda’s comment: “That’s fascinating! Nearly at the end of my three-year brace correction, including crossbite, overjet, front tooth gum line correction (like in the video), bottom teeth straightening, midline correction, and now on final slight gap closure and teeth closedown. It was all worth it, and my orthodontist was fab 😃”.

How Invisalign Works!

Invisalign aligners are smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible. You wear them over your teeth and take them out when eating, so you do not have to worry about gum or mouth irritation. It’s an easy way to straighten your teeth and keep them hygienic. Ask your doctor if this option is right for you. Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, we can give our patients more options for wearing braces than ever before.


  • Prevent severe oral health problems when addressing gaps, overcrowding, a misaligned bite, or other issues.
  • Reduce infections in the teeth and gums.
  • Make brushing and flossing easier.
  • Help you speak and chew better.
  • It gets you the confidence boost you need

Castaneda Orthodontics offers our patients the most cutting-edge orthodontic technology. We want to ensure that you find a treatment option that works best with your lifestyle! From traditional metal braces, and clear braces to Invisalign aligners and a customized retainer.