Dental Braces Services Everything You Need to Know

Welcome to Our Braces Services

At Celebrate Dental Austin, we specialize in providing comprehensive orthodontic braces services to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Whether you’re considering braces for the first time or looking for the best options for your child, our board certified orthodontist, Dr. David Ensley, is here to guide you every step of the way. We’re proud to offer some of the most affordable braces in the South Austin, Buda, Circle C, and Del Valle region.

Our payment plans start from just $140/month!

What Are Braces?

Understanding Orthodontic Braces

Braces are orthodontic devices designed to correct the alignment of teeth and jaws. They play a crucial role in addressing issues such as crooked teeth, overbites, under bites, and spacing problems. By applying continuous pressure, braces gradually move teeth into the desired position, enhancing both function and appearance.

Components of Braces

Braces consist of several integral components that work together to realign teeth:


Small square or rectangular pieces bonded to the front of each tooth, serving as anchors for the arch wire.

Arch wires

Thin metal wires threaded through the brackets, exerting pressure on the teeth to guide their movement.


Metal rings that wrap around the molars, providing additional anchorage.

Elastic Ties

Small rubber bands that hold the arch wire to the brackets.


Similar to elastic ties, these secure the arch wire to the brackets.


Small separators placed between teeth to create space for bands.

Buccal Tubes

Similar to elastic ties, these secure the arch wire to the brackets.


Used to open or close spaces between teeth


Rubber bands attached to hooks on the brackets to apply additional pressure and aid in aligning the bite.

How Do Dental Braces Work?

The Mechanics of Braces

Braces work by applying continuous pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them in the desired direction. Dr Ensley has treated thousands of cases, so he is careful to plan movements that are efficient and comfortable. This process involves:

Tension from the Arch wire

The arch wire applies a steady force to the brackets, which in turn move the teeth.


Bone Remodeling

The pressure exerted by the braces causes the bone around the teeth to be removed and rebuilt, allowing teeth to move.

Common Questions


How do braces work?

Braces use a combination of brackets, wires, and elastics to apply consistent pressure on the teeth, causing them to move slowly into the correct position.

How do orthodontic braces work?

Orthodontic braces utilize the tension from the arch wire and the stabilization from brackets and bands to shift teeth and reshape the jawbone.

How do braces work?

Braces use a combination of brackets, wires, and elastics to apply consistent pressure on the teeth, causing them to move slowly into the correct position.

Types of Braces We Offer

Exploring Your Options

There are several types of braces available, each tailored to different needs and preferences. At Celebrate, we offer:

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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces function similarly to metal braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend in with the teeth, making them less noticeable.


  • Less visible than metal braces.
  • Effective for most alignment issues.


  • More fragile and can stain.
  • Typically more expensive than metal braces.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

Proudly made in America from high-quality stainless steel, traditional metal braces include metal brackets attached to each tooth and an arch wire that guides the teeth into place.


  • Highly effective for complex dental issues.
  • Durable and cost-effective.


  • Highly visible.
  • Can cause some initial discomfort.

Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are attached to the back (lingual side) of the teeth, making them invisible from the front.


  • Invisible from the front.
  • Custom-made to fit the contours of your teeth.


  • More challenging to clean.
  • Can be more uncomfortable and require more adjustments.
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Invisalign Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners for Teens

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, consist of a series of custom-made, clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth and gradually move them into place.


  • Removable and nearly invisible.
  • Comfortable and easy to clean.


  • Require discipline to wear consistently.
  • Not suitable for severe alignment issues.
  • Typically more expensive than traditional braces.

Detailed Comparison

To help you decide which type of braces is right for you, consider the following comparison

Type of Braces



Metal Braces

Effective, affordable

Visible, can be uncomfortable

Ceramic Braces

Less noticeable, effective

Fragile, can stain

Lingual Braces

Invisible from the front

Difficult to clean, more expensive


Removable, less noticeable

Requires discipline, more expensive

Benefits of Braces

The Purpose of Braces

Braces are used to correct various dental issues


When teeth overlap due to lack of space.


Gaps between teeth that can lead to gum problems.


When upper front teeth protrude over the lower teeth.

Under bite

When lower teeth extend past the upper teeth.

Cross bite

When upper and lower teeth do not align properly.

Open Bite

When there is a gap between the upper and lower front teeth when the mouth is closed.

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Advantages of Braces

Improved Oral Health

Improved Oral Health

Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Enhanced Functionality

Enhanced Functionality

Proper alignment improves chewing and speaking abilities.

Aesthetic Improvements

Aesthetic Improvements

A straighter smile can boost self-esteem and confidence.

Our Orthodontic Treatment Process

The Purpose of Braces

Our treatment process ensures you receive personalized care tailored to your specific needs

Initial Consultation

During your first visit, the orthodontist will:

Examine Your Teeth and Gums

Thorough examination to assess your dental health.


We use cutting edge technology including digital xrays, intra oral scans and photography to comfortably get accurate records of your teeth.

Discuss Your Options

Review your treatment options, the types of braces suitable for you, and the expected duration of treatment

Place Braces

We know your time is important, so we can usually place braces on your upper teeth at your initial appointment!


Dental consultation at clinic


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Treatment Planning

Based on the initial consultation, we develop a personalized treatment plan outlining the steps to achieve the desired results.

Fitting Braces

The process of fitting braces includes:

Cleaning and Preparation

Teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried.

Bonding Brackets

A special adhesive is used to attach the brackets to the teeth.

Placing the Arch wire

The arch wire is threaded through the brackets and secured with elastic ties or ligatures.


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Adjustments and Maintenance

Regular visits to the orthodontist are necessary to adjust the braces and ensure they are working correctly. These visits are usually every 6 to 8 weeks.  During these visits:

Tightening the Arch wire

The orthodontist will tighten the arch wire to maintain the pressure needed to move the teeth.

Replacing Elastic Ties

Worn or stained elastic ties are replaced.

Post-Treatment Care

After the braces are removed, maintaining the new alignment of your teeth is crucial:


Wearing a retainer as prescribed by the orthodontist helps keep your teeth in their new position.

Follow-Up Visits

Regular check-ups to monitor your progress and address any concerns.


Transform Your Smile with Celebrate Dental & Braces in Austin, Texas

Are you looking to achieve a beautifully aligned smile? At Celebrate Dental & Braces, we specialize in transforming smiles through orthodontic treatments. With our expertise and commitment to patient care, we can help you achieve the confident, healthy smile you've always wanted. Schedule a consultation today and let us be your partner in your journey to a stunning smile.

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Visiting The Dentist Doesn't Have to Be Boring!

Catch up on your Netflix while you get your teeth cleaned or whitened!

What Are Braces?

Braces are orthodontic appliances designed to correct misaligned teeth and bite issues. They consist of brackets, wires, and elastic bands that work together to gradually shift teeth into their proper positions. By applying gentle pressure, braces help to align teeth, improve oral function, and enhance overall aesthetics.
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Braces offer a range of benefits, including

Improved Oral Health

Misaligned teeth can contribute to oral health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and jaw pain. By aligning the teeth properly, braces help create a healthier oral environment, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.

Enhanced Aesthetics

A straight, well-aligned smile is not only visually appealing but also boosts self-confidence. Braces can correct crooked teeth, gaps, overcrowding, and other cosmetic concerns, giving you a smile that you can proudly show off.

Bite Correction

Braces are effective in addressing bite issues such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. By aligning the jaws and teeth, braces can improve chewing efficiency, reduce jaw strain, and minimize the risk of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

The Celebrate Dental & Braces Difference

At Celebrate Dental & Braces, we go the extra mile to ensure that your orthodontic experience is exceptional from start to finish. Here are some unique features and services that set us apart:

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State-of-the-art Technology

Our practice is equipped with the latest advancements in orthodontic technology. We use 3D imaging to create precise treatment plans, digital impressions for comfortable and accurate diagnostics, and computer-guided treatment planning for enhanced treatment outcomes.

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Comfortable Treatment Experience

We understand that orthodontic treatment can be a significant commitment, so we prioritize your comfort throughout the process. Our team utilizes low-friction brackets and advanced techniques to minimize discomfort. We provide personalized guidance on managing any initial soreness and ensure your braces journey is as comfortable as possible.

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Comprehensive Aftercare

At Celebrate Dental & Braces, our support doesn't end when your braces are removed. We provide comprehensive aftercare to ensure long-term success and maintain the results you've achieved. We offer various retention options, such as removable retainers or fixed retainers, to help preserve your new smile.

Types of Braces Offered

At Celebrate Dental & Braces, we offer a range of braces options to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of our patients. Here’s a closer look at each type of braces we provide:

Traditional Metal Braces

Our traditional metal braces are the tried-and-true option for effective orthodontic treatment. Made from high-quality stainless steel, they are known for their durability and reliability in correcting even the most complex orthodontic cases. Modern metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and less noticeable than ever before, making them a popular choice among patients.

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Clear Braces​

For patients seeking a more discreet option, clear braces are an excellent choice. These braces are made from tooth-colored or clear materials, allowing them to blend in with your natural tooth color. Clear braces provide an aesthetic appeal while effectively aligning your teeth.

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Clear Aligners​

Clear aligners offer a convenient and nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces. These custom-made, removable aligners are created using advanced 3D imaging technology. Clear aligners gradually shift your teeth into place, and their removable nature allows for easy eating, brushing, and special occasions.

The Braces Process

At Celebrate Dental & Braces, we strive to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what to expect throughout your braces journey. Here’s an overview of the process:

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, our orthodontist will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and perform a comprehensive examination. We will take the time to address any questions or concerns you may have and provide you with a detailed treatment plan, including the estimated duration of your braces treatment.

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Braces Placement

Once you decide to proceed with braces treatment, our orthodontist will carefully bond the brackets to your teeth and insert the archwires. While you may experience some initial discomfort or soreness as your teeth adjust to the braces, this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or orthodontic wax.

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Adjustments and Progress Checks

Regular adjustments are necessary throughout your braces journey to ensure that your teeth are shifting properly. These adjustment appointments provide an opportunity for the orthodontist to assess your progress, make any necessary modifications to the braces, and address any concerns you may have. It's important to follow the orthodontist's instructions and maintain good oral hygiene for optimal results.

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Braces Removal

Once your teeth have reached their desired positions, our orthodontist will remove your braces. This is an exciting moment as you get to see your beautifully aligned smile. The braces removal process is gentle and painless. After removing the braces, we will carefully polish your teeth to reveal their natural shine.

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Retention Phase

After braces removal, it's crucial to maintain your new smile. We will provide you with retainers to wear as prescribed by the orthodontist. Retainers help stabilize your teeth in their new positions and prevent them from shifting back. It's important to follow the orthodontist's instructions for retainer wear and attend regular check-ups to ensure the long-term success of your orthodontic treatment.

Why Choose Celebrate Dental & Braces For Braces in Austin, Texas?

At Celebrate Dental & Braces, we go the extra mile to ensure that your orthodontic experience is exceptional from start to finish. Here are some unique features and services that set us apart:

Expertise and Experience

Our team of highly skilled orthodontists has extensive experience in the field of orthodontics. With advanced training and a deep understanding of the latest techniques, we are equipped to handle a wide range of orthodontic cases, from simple to complex.

State-of-the-Art Technology

At Celebrate Dental & Braces, we leverage the power of advanced technology to enhance treatment accuracy and efficiency. Our practice utilizes 3D imaging, digital impressions, and computer-guided treatment planning to deliver precise and predictable results.

Success Stories and Satisfied Patients

Our track record of success speaks for itself. We have helped numerous patients achieve remarkable transformations in their smiles and lives. Explore our smile gallery to see before and after photos of patients who have benefited from our expertise.

Exceptional Care and Comfort

Your comfort is our priority. We strive to make your braces journey as comfortable as possible. We use low-friction brackets and gentle forces to minimize discomfort and ensure a more pleasant experience. Don't just take our word for it—read testimonials from our satisfied patients who have appreciated our commitment to their comfort.

Personalized Treatment Approach

We believe in providing individualized care to each of our patients. During your initial consultation, our orthodontist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We are committed to delivering the best possible results for every patient.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)​

 The duration of braces treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and your specific treatment goals. On average, braces treatment can last anywhere from 12 to 36 months. During your initial consultation, our orthodontist will provide you with a personalized treatment timeline based on your individual needs.
It’s normal to experience some discomfort or soreness after braces are adjusted. This discomfort is temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or orthodontic wax. The benefits of braces, such as a confident smile and improved oral health, far outweigh any temporary discomfort you may experience.
 Proper oral hygiene is essential during braces treatment. Our orthodontist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to brush and floss with braces. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout the treatment process.
Yes, you can still participate in sports and play musical instruments while wearing braces. We recommend wearing a mouthguard during physical activities to protect your braces and teeth from potential injuries. For playing musical instruments, there may be a short adjustment period, but most individuals adapt quickly and can continue to play as usual.
The cost of braces can vary depending on the type of braces, the complexity of your case, and the duration of treatment. During your initial consultation, our team will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs involved and discuss flexible financing options, including insurance coverage and payment plans, to make your braces treatment affordable.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

At Celebrate Dental Austin, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. If you're considering braces, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and fits your lifestyle.