Types of Braces

Premier Orthodontic Treatment in Fairbanks, AK

At the practice of Dr. Hobson, we proudly offer our child, teen and adult patients with the best orthodontic appliances and services in Fairbanks, AK. At  Alasaka Braces, we recognize that each smile is unique, so we provide each one of our patients with a wide range of treatment options. To ensure that patients receive the proper orthodontic appliances to align their teeth, Dr. Hobson and his friendly team meet with patients to evaluate any misalignment and to discuss orthodontic treatment plans during their first visit. Orthodontic treatment plans may involve general braces, clear braces, lingual braces, or Invisalign®:

Metal Braces

metal_thin.pngMetal braces are made of high-quality, durablAe stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

clear.pngCeramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.


invisalign.pngThe Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

Gold Braces

midas-gold-bracesMidas brackets are the standard by which all other gold braces are measured. Micro sized with a luxurious luster. Our complete selection of high quality wires allows for a look that is unsurpassed in beauty as well as offer unparalleled aesthetics without compromising their exceptional properties. In addition, all wires have a natural arch form.

Visit Dr. Hobson's Orthodontic Practice to Achieve a Healthy and Beautiful Smile!

If you are interested in any of the above orthodontic appliances and procedures, we would love for you to contact us at (907) 457-7878 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hobson, If you have any further questions about our services, feel free to contact us or visit our office in Fairbanks, AK. We look forward to hearing from you!