Types of Braces


metal_thinMetal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.


clearCeramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.


gold_thin_lightenedGold braces are stainless steel braces coated with a gold coloring for a less noticeable appearance and are popular with patients of all ages.

Curtis Kamisugi Orthodontics

  • Aiea Office - 98-211 Pali Momi St., Suite #500, Aiea, HI 96701-3932 Phone: 808-483-3000
  • Honolulu Office - 934 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96826 Phone: 808-483-3000
  • Mililani Office - 95-390 Kuahelani Ave., 1-A, Mililani, HI 96789 Phone: 808-483-3000

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