Types of Braces


At Hildebrand Orthodontics, we believe in offering only the newest, smallest braces that are more comfortable and give faster treatment results at the same cost as any other braces. Our mini metal braces are the most amazing thing since sliced bread!


Old-fashioned traditional braces, which most orthodontists use, take much longer to treat cases. Dr. Jed decided to use only the latest technology in braces by offering mini braces to all his patients at no additional cost. Our mini braces are 50% smaller than traditional braces, which help speed up treatment times by six months!

Mini braces are more comfortable than traditional braces. Made of high-grade stainless steel, mini metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Mini braces do not go around the tooth, so you can avoid cavities and other dental problems associated with that type of braces.

You also have the choice of choosing colored elastics for a more personalized look, or stick with the clear or silver ties that blend well with the mini fast braces and look amazing.


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



Dr. Jed now offers mini clear braces! They are provided at the same cost as metal mini braces and have the same treatment time frame. Mini fast clear braces work just like our metal mini braces — with the benefit of being less noticeable and blending into the tooth color. Patients love that people do not recognize they have braces!


The great thing about clear braces is the teeth are moved into the correct position by Dr. Jed at each visit. This gives him greater flexibility in adjusting your treatment to achieve your ideal result in the prescribed treatment time. Most treatment with clear mini braces can be completed in just 18 months!


Clear aligners are perfect for patients who want the least noticeable product and don’t mind taking the aligners in and out during the day. Clear aligners work great for moving teeth: the movements are predesigned on the computer to be safe and effective. Ideally, this treatment is for patients who need minor movements to achieve a perfect smile.


Since patients who choose clear aligner treatment often need less tooth movement, treatment times are short: nine to 18 months on average, with only a few in-office appointments to keep adults and children from missing school and work.


We offer all our patients the wonderful clear retainers that hold their teeth straight and help protect from grinding at night. Dr. Jed knows all the hard work and effort patients put into getting their teeth straight, and we want to keep them straight with the best retainer protection plan on the market. No matter which type of treatment you select, the Retainers for Life Protection Plan is the perfect complement to ensure your new smile lasts for life.

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Jed Hildebrand DDS, MSD

2200 Interstate 20 W, Suite 100
Arlington, TX 76017