Gold Braces

Add A Little Bling To That Dazzling Smile

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Not Into Silver? Go For The Gold!

We offer an alternative to traditional silver-colored braces. Our gold braces have the same durability as traditional stainless steel, but they have advantages beyond just aesthetics. Some patients may have allergic reactions to the nickel in stainless steel. Gold braces eliminate that irritant, allowing those patients to consider braces for orthodontic treatment.

A Different Look

Gold braces offer a unique look and an alternative to the silver-colored metal of traditional braces. You can add a little bling to your smile!


Gold braces are just as durable as the traditional stainless steel braces, so you don’t have to worry about them breaking easier than traditional metal braces.

Allergy Alternative

The gold on the braces prevents those sensitive or allergic to nickel from reacting as they would to stainless steel. This means gold braces provide an extra treatment option.

Same Treatment Time

Gold braces offer the same treatment time and effectiveness as traditional braces. Treatment time for braces varies but typically averages 12-36 months.

A Golden Opportunity

Find Out If Gold Braces Are Right For You

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Gold braces are popular with adults because of their unique appearance, but teenagers like them, too! The gold plating offers several advantages beyond the aesthetic ones.

Gold tends to attract plaque less, so gold braces are easier to keep clean. The color tends to corrode less, though certain acidic foods can change the color over time. The gold plating also means fewer allergic reactions for those sensitive to most metals. In short, gold braces offer a treatment alternative to patients who might not otherwise be able to consider metal braces.

Gold Braces FAQ's

In most cases, no. Gold braces are actually the same stainless steel as traditional braces, but they have been plated with up to 24K gold.
Gold braces tend to be more expensive than traditional stainless steel braces because of the cost to plate the braces in gold. However, they tend to be comparable in price to clear braces.
Gold is plated around the same stainless steel as traditional braces, so gold braces are just as durable as their silver-colored counterparts. As with traditional braces, you’ll need to watch what you eat and avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods.
Gold braces can be used by those sensitive or allergic to other metals, such as nickel found in stainless steel. Discuss your allergies with your orthodontist before considering gold braces for treatment.
Many adults like the alternative look of gold braces compared to traditional metal ones, but some teenagers like them. Because they’re similar to traditional metal braces, gold braces can be worn by teenagers and adults.
Not at all! Gold braces are just as effective as traditional ones, so you can expect the treatment time to be similar to silver-colored braces.

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