What Are Braces?

Dental braces are the most common orthodontic treatment for correcting the position and alignment of the teeth. This treatment is suitable for people of all ages, offering nearly any patient the ability to achieve their perfect smile. A braces treatment can last anywhere from a few months up to about two years, depending on the current position of the teeth. Regardless of how your teeth currently look, Dr Z Smiles specialize in a braces treatment that is perfect for you.

What Kind of Braces Are Right for Me?

All types of braces can be an effective option for correcting the position and alignment of the teeth. Most patients get traditional braces made of metal, but we offer many types of braces to allow the patient to have a choice in the appearance and feel of their braces.

  • Clear Aligners
  • Teen & Adult Braces
  • Porcelain Braces
  • Metal Braces
  • Palatal Expanders for Braces
  • Children's Braces
  • Tads (Mini Implants for Orthodontics)


If you’ve been bothered by crooked teeth and gaps in your smile but don't like the idea of traditional braces, you'll probably be thrilled to know that there is now a clear alternative to braces. Invisalign clear aligners can create a gorgeous grin, and most people will never know you’re being treated. And who wouldn’t want to straighten their teeth without drawing unwanted attention to themselves?


Dr. Zuzel Trujillo and her team at Dr. Z Smiles can help you with Invisalign treatment, and we’d like to help you achieve your dream smile, too!

The Invisalign Difference

So what exactly makes Invisalign so different from other orthodontic treatment? The primary difference is that traditional braces work with wires and small brackets attached to the teeth. Invisalign, on the other hand, uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten those beautiful pearly whites. Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic material that won’t irritate sensitive tissue in your mouth.


Since they're removable, oral hygiene is easy and efficient because you don't have to clean around brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners can also be removed for eating or for a special social event like a wedding or reunion.

After carefully planning your treatment, we’ll provide you with several sets of clear aligners that progressively move your teeth into the proper position. Just wear each set for about two weeks, then move on to the next set.


You’ll be motivated to stick to treatment, because each time you move to the next set of aligners, you’ll see your teeth gradually moving into their ideal position.

Contact Us to Arrange a Consultation

After completing your treatment with clear braces, you’ll feel as though you’ve had a smile makeover. You’ll be proud of your smile and you’ll catch yourself smiling more often. If your smile deserves the ultimate self-confidence boost, call Dr. Z Smiles to arrange a consultation with Dr. Zuzel at one of our convenient locations.