Specialist in Orthodontics for Children, Teens, and Adults

Types of Braces

Hildebrand Exclusive Mini Braces

metal braces

Mini metal braces are the newest and most amazing thing since sliced bread! The older type, which most orthodontists use, take much longer to treat cases, so Dr. Jed decided to use only the lastest technology in braces by offering mini braces to all his patients at no additional cost.

These types of braces are more comfortable than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, mini metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With the mini metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.


Self-Ligating Braces

self-ligating braces

Sometimes Dr. Jed will prescribe self-ligating braces, which are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of the color bands, which many people prefer. They are the same size as traditional metal braces, which are bulkier than the mini braces and could slow down treatment. 


Clear (Ceramic) Braces

clear braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, they are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.

While they are visually less prominent, they require more attention to oral hygiene because ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.


invisalign

Clear Aligners (Invisalign®)

Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment; plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and contain no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.


Lingual Braces

lingual braces

Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. They are not as effective as traditional braces and on rare occasions can be prescribed to patients.


Bonded Retainers

bonded retainers

We offer all our patients the wonderful clear retainers that hold their teeth straight and help protect from grinding at night. Bonded retainers are offered at the end of treatment because Dr. Jed knows all the hard work and effort patients put into getting their teeth straight; so we want to keep them straight with the best possible retainer on the market.

Dr. Jed is proud to offer this unique new gold chain that is the best retainer on the market to all his patients.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"Dr. Hildebrand and his entire staff are absolutely wonderful. They are all very patient and caring. Dr. Hildebrand is awesome at making the kids feel comfortable and at ease. I feel that his treatment plans are always very well explained and very affordable in price. I have recommended many of our friends and they too love his practice. I wouldn't go to anyone else."

— Kelly N.

"I really appreciate how friendly, positive, and kind everyone in the office is. Dr. Hildebrand and his staff took care of my kids very well, and I loved them so much I came back for me! They are always willing to take the time to explain anything, from the treatment to the financial side of things, which I greatly appreciate."

— Daniele

"This practice is a wonderful place, especially for teens/children. You can tell they go the extra mile to focus on young adults and in doing so help them to feel more at ease. My 14-year-old daughter (who does not enjoy dentist appointments) actually likes the atmosphere here and isn't nervous at all. Dr. Hildebrand and his staff just seem to have a way with their patients.."

— Kayleigh V.

"Everyone at the office is super cool. They're all so kind on the phone and in person. When I come in, it's like I'm their best friend that's been out of town for a while and they welcome me back! The service provided by Penny, Missy, and the others is awesome!!! They're always very personable and professional. Dr. H has a wonderful team, and they show it every visit!"

—Apolonio R.