Alaska Braces



114 Minnie St., Suite B , Fairbanks, AK 99701

Types of Braces

Types of Braces From Orthodontist Fairbanks, Alaska

At Alaska Braces, we proudly offer children, teens and adult patients the best orthodontic appliances and services in Fairbanks. We recognize that each smile is unique, so we provide each one of our patients with a wide range of orthodontic treatment options. To ensure that your child receives the proper orthodontic appliances to align his or her teeth, Dr. Hobson and his friendly team meet with you to evaluate any misalignment, overbite, underbite or openbite and discuss orthodontic treatment plans during your first visit. Orthodontics treatment may involve adult braces, dental braces, ceramic braces, clear braces, lingual (behind the teeth) braces or Invisalign braces (clear aligners).

Metal Braces

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

Gold Braces

Midas 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 and offers unparalleled aesthetics without compromising their exceptional properties. All wires have a natural arch form.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic 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 braces are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign Braces, Adult Braces, Invisible Braces, Clear Braces

The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that are generated by computer simulation to gradually move your teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems (e.g. overbite, underbite or openbite). Ask us if the Invisalign system is right for you.

Visit North Pole Dental Clinic to Achieve a Healthy, Beautiful Smile!

If you are interested in any of the above orthodontic appliances or procedures, please 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!

Discover your child’s best smile — and yours — with orthodontic braces at Alaska Braces. Call 907-457-7878 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Fairbanks, College, Fox, Ester, Chena, North Pole and surrounding areas.


My son went in for a consultation and I was pleasantly surprised with how helpful and kind everyone was. He was nervous, but the woman we saw made him smile and loosen up. We decided to go with Dr. Hobson after seeing how understanding and caring his staff was and considering the fact he does interest free payments, I can now afford braces for my son!.
~Christina M

Dr. Henry placed a TAD for me to help fix my overbite and had originally planned to place more but moved right in the middle of my treatment. So my treatment plan changed when Dr. Hobson came in and he decided the TADS would not work well enough for my condition and teeth removal was needed. Since I had already been given a quote from Dr. Henry, Dr. Hobson completely covered the difference in cost to have my teeth pulled! He went above and beyond in making a unfortunate change, easy!.

Smiles are the greatest asset of your personality. Showing off your new smile is a great way to improve your self-esteem.

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