Our Braces to Make You Smile

Austin Orthodontics in Santa Monica offers many types of braces to help bring a smile to your face including:


Invisalign is a popular treatment option that involves wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth without wires or brackets. Each aligner has an inconspicuous Blue Dot Wear Indicator. The indicator helps Dr. Austin determine whether the patient is ready to move on to the next set of aligners in their treatment program. Invisalign is a comfortable, affordable, and effective way to straighten teeth. You do not have to avoid any foods while in treatment because the aligners are removed prior to eating. There is also lower risk of decalcification (white spots) because it is easier to keep the teeth clean. Invisalign is very effective when patients are compliant with the program. That means wearing aligners at least 22 hours each day and following all of Dr. Austin’s guidelines. Without compliance, the program will not work as well.

Damon Clear Insignia (Partially Custom Braces)

Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless brackets and high technology archwires, that is clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with spectacular smile and facial results. For the more image-conscious, Damon Clear is comprised of clear brackets situated on the most visible teeth to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth. Treatment is extremely effective. Everyone is a candidate for the Damon Clear system of braces. Because these braces cannot be manufactured completely customizable, they may require some additional adjustments to complete treatment. However, the Damon Clear system of braces are still much more efficient and comfortable compared to traditional clear braces.

Damon Insignia Custom Braces

Damon custom braces are the most technologically advance braces on the market. Using a digital impression (scan) of your teeth, the braces are custom made to your exact individual characteristics to ensure the most efficient treatment possible. Treatment times may be reduced as much as six months compared to traditional braces.

Damon braces are a system of passive, self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties”. With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening. Light high-technology shape-memory wires move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments. Patients are seen every eight weeks instead of every six weeks like traditional braces.

The Damon System is a clinically-proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably. Smaller than traditional braces, Damon brackets are designed to be discreet and comfortable. Additionally, Damon brackets do not require elastic ties that attract and collect plaque, and as a result, are easier to keep clean.

Traditional Braces

Recent improvements in traditional braces have resulted in smaller, stronger, more efficient and less conspicuous braces. Traditional metal brackets are the most familiar and offer very effective treatment results. We offer a many colors to choose from and there is no additional cost for colors. Colors can be changed at each visit. It can be a lot of fun to change the colors based on what is going in your life, holidays, school events, sports teams etc.