Types of Braces

At Monterey Bay Orthodontics, we believe that a smile is more than just a gesture; it’s a window to your confidence, personality, and health. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality orthodontic care, tailored to meet individual needs and preferences. Whether you’re considering braces for yourself or your loved ones, we offer a comprehensive range of options designed to align with every lifestyle and aesthetic preference.

Choosing the right orthodontic provider is a crucial decision, and at Monterey Bay Orthodontics, we’re committed to making your experience as comfortable, convenient, and rewarding as possible. Our team of experienced orthodontists and friendly staff are passionate about creating beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. With state-of-the-art technology and a patient-centered approach, we ensure that every visit to our office is a positive step towards achieving the smile of your dreams.

Traditional Metal

Traditional metal braces have stood the test of time as the go-to solution for straightening teeth and correcting bite issues. Utilizing high-grade stainless steel brackets and wires, these braces are durable and efficient at moving teeth into their proper position. Ideal for patients of all ages, metal braces offer reliability and effectiveness, making them a popular choice among those looking to achieve optimal oral health and a stunning smile.

Clear Ceramic

For those seeking a more discreet orthodontic treatment, our clear ceramic braces present an excellent alternative. Crafted from composite materials, these braces blend seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth, offering the strength and functionality of traditional braces with an added aesthetic appeal. They’re perfect for adults and teens who prefer to maintain a low-profile appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment.


Elevate your orthodontic experience with our exclusive champagne-colored braces. These unique braces combine the durability and effectiveness of metal braces with the elegance and subtlety of a champagne-colored finish. The result is a sophisticated and understated look that allows for a more aesthetic alignment process. Champagne braces are an ideal choice for patients who desire a blend of performance and style in their orthodontic treatment.

KLOwen Brackets

At the cutting edge of orthodontic technology, we’re proud to offer KLOwen Brackets. This revolutionary system uses custom-made brackets and wires tailored to fit the unique dental anatomy of each patient. By leveraging 3D printing technology and precise treatment planning software, KLOwen Brackets provide faster, more accurate treatment outcomes with fewer office visits required. This personalized approach not only enhances comfort but also delivers superior results in a shorter timeframe.

Start your journey to a perfect smile today with Monterey Bay Orthodontics. Contact us to schedule your consultation and discover which orthodontic solution is best suited for you. Together, we’ll craft a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your needs, lifestyle, and aspirations. Your best smile is within reach — let us help you uncover it.

Braces for Kids

At Monterey Bay Orthodontics, we understand the importance of establishing a foundation for lifelong oral health early on. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing specialized orthodontic care for our youngest patients through braces for kids. Our approach is not just about creating beautiful smiles but also ensuring proper jaw development and alignment, which are crucial for chewing, speech, and maintaining overall oral hygiene.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. This early assessment allows us to identify potential issues with jaw growth or tooth development and intervene at the optimal time. Early intervention can simplify later treatments, reduce the need for extractions, and in some cases, correct problems that otherwise might become more serious.

Early orthodontic treatment goes beyond just straightening teeth. It can have a significant impact on a child’s oral health and general well-being. Some of the benefits include:

  • Promoting Proper Jaw Growth — Early treatment can guide the growth of the jaw and help accommodate emerging teeth.
  • Improving Oral Function — Correcting bite issues early on can improve chewing, breathing, and speech.
  • Enhancing Aesthetics & Self-Esteem — A straighter smile can boost a child’s confidence and self-image.
  • Preventing Future Problems — Early intervention can prevent more severe issues later, potentially saving time and expense.

Personalized Treatment in a Kid-Friendly Environment

We believe that every child’s needs are unique, and so should their treatment plan. Our experienced orthodontists take the time to evaluate your child’s specific situation and develop a personalized treatment strategy that addresses their individual requirements. Our goal is to make the orthodontic experience as comfortable and effective as possible for each child.

Our offices are designed with kids in mind — from the waiting area to the treatment rooms. We strive to create a welcoming, fun, and stress-free environment where kids feel safe and valued. Our team is trained to work with children of all ages, ensuring they understand each step of the process and feel empowered in their orthodontic journey.

Braces for Teens

The teenage years are a time of significant growth, change, and personal development. At Monterey Bay Orthodontics, we understand that getting braces is a major milestone in this phase of life. That’s why we’re committed to providing orthodontic solutions that not only cater to the aesthetic and health needs of teenagers but also to their active, social lifestyles.

We believe that every teen’s orthodontic needs are unique. Our team takes the time to understand these needs, crafting customized treatment plans that address individual challenges and goals. We aim for treatments that are not only effective but also suit each teenager’s life, ensuring they can continue to enjoy their hobbies, sports, and social activities with confidence.

Our practice is designed to be a welcoming space where teens feel supported and understood. From our engaging team to our comfortable treatment areas, we strive to make the orthodontic experience positive and stress-free.

Life with Braces as a Teen

Life with braces doesn’t mean putting everything on hold. At Monterey Bay Orthodontics, we empower our teenage patients with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive during their orthodontic treatment. Here’s how we support life with braces:

  • Eating With Braces — We provide guidance on which foods to enjoy and which to avoid, ensuring that maintaining braces doesn’t have to mean missing out on favorite meals and snacks.
  • Oral Hygiene — Proper care is crucial when you have braces. We teach effective brushing and flossing techniques tailored for braces, helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Staying Active — Sports and physical activities are essential for teens, and braces shouldn’t be a barrier. We offer advice on using protective gear like orthodontic mouthguards, ensuring teens can continue playing sports safely.
  • Social Confidence — We understand the importance of self-esteem during these formative years. Our team is here to offer support and reassurance, helping teens feel confident about their smiles during and after treatment.

At Monterey Bay Orthodontics, our commitment extends beyond just achieving a perfect smile. We aim to ensure that every teen’s experience with braces is as positive and seamless as possible, minimizing any impact on their daily lives and activities. With the latest in orthodontic technology and techniques, we strive for efficient treatments with outstanding results, reducing overall time spent in braces and maximizing comfort.

Choosing braces is a significant decision, and at Monterey Bay Orthodontics, we’re here to make that decision an informed and confident one. From the initial consultation through every step of the treatment process, we’re dedicated to supporting our teenage patients and their families.

Braces for Adults

At Monterey Bay Orthodontics, we celebrate the growing number of adults deciding to enhance their smiles and improve their dental health with braces. Understanding that adult orthodontic treatment comes with its own set of priorities and challenges, we specialize in offering sophisticated, discreet, and efficient braces options suited for the modern adult lifestyle.

Why Adults Choose Braces

We recognize that adults seeking orthodontic treatment may have concerns about aesthetics, time, and comfort. That’s why we’re committed to providing a range of solutions that address these needs without compromising on effectiveness. Whether you’re looking to correct relapsed treatment from youth, improve oral health, or simply enhance your smile’s appearance, we have the expertise and technologies to help you achieve your goals.

  • Aesthetic Enhancement — Achieving a straight, aligned smile boosts self-confidence and can have a positive impact on social and professional interactions.
  • Oral Health Improvement — Correctly aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Functional Correction — Addressing malocclusions (bite issues) can significantly improve chewing, speaking, and prevent abnormal wear on teeth.

Many adults are motivated to seek orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons, from cosmetic improvements to the correction of long-standing dental issues that can affect overall health.

We understand the busy schedules and responsibilities of our adult patients. Monterey Bay Orthodontics is dedicated to making your orthodontic experience as convenient and comfortable as possible. From flexible scheduling to offering clear explanations of all your treatment options, we strive to accommodate your needs and ensure you feel informed and at ease throughout your orthodontic journey.

Our practice is a place where adults seeking orthodontic treatment can feel supported and free from judgment. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for either minor adjustments or a complete smile redesign, contact Monterey Bay Orthodontics today. We’re here to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with the care and encouragement you need. It’s never too late to invest in yourself, and we’re excited to be a part of this life-changing process with you.