• Braces

  • Smart Clip by 3M Unitek

    As part of an ongoing continuing improvement process for 3M products, 3M has reduced the forces needed to engage and disengage archwires in SmartClip SL3 Brackets. The result is an improved experience for both the doctor and patient. In addition, the shape of the enhanced ligating clip has also improved the rotation control characteristics of the brackets.

    Using this technology we take pride in knowing that this state of the art equipment can reduce treatment time while still maintaining overall improved results.

    For more information on this system click here.

    Clarity Ceramic Brackets by 3M Unitek

    Clarity™ ADVANCED Ceramic Brackets are a revolutionary leap forward in orthodontic ceramic brackets. These advanced brackets offer the ultimate combination of aesthetics and performance to you!

    Here are some highlights that this system provides

    • Brilliant Aesthetics
    • Trusted Strength and Small Bracket Design
    • Predictable, Consistent Debonding
    • Enhanced Patient Comfort
    • Ultra-small translucent brackets
    • Made of innovative new, ceramic material for an attractive appearance
    • Designed to blend with one's natural tooth color
    • Resist staining and discoloration throughout treatment

    For more information click here

    Metal Braces

    Most people who want their teeth straightened choose metal braces. These are made using high-grade stainless steel. The ones applied today are less noticeable, easier to tolerate and better looking than those in years past. 

    Ceramic Braces

    Ceramic braces are less noticeable than the modern metal braces since they are translucent in color, being made of clear material. Adults seem to like these best for cosmetic reasons. There is a drawback though in that the ceramic brackets are more fragile than the metal ones and the elastic ties do tend to become discolored between visits to the orthodontist. 


    Aligners have the look and feel of clear retainers, but built into them is a tooth correction so they can gradually move the teeth into alignment. What Santa Clara Orthodontics will do is make you a number of aligners, each one designated to be worn for a certain amount of time before moving on to the next one in the series. Each aligner will initially feel tight when first put on, but as you wear them they become more comfortable because your teeth are moving, correcting your alignment. This is a great solution for patients with fairly straight teeth that only needing a minor correction.   

    Call Santa Clara Orthodontics in Santa Clara to schedule an initial consultation to determine which orthodontic treatment will best meet your needs.