Treatment Options

Orthodontics help people of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles! Effective, comprehensive orthodontic treatment addresses overall functionality and bite alignment, in addition to safely straightening teeth. Dr. Kan has years of additional specialized training beyond dental school to learn the proper way to correct jaw alignment and move and straighten teeth to create confident, healthy smiles that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Based on your individual needs, treatment may include traditional braces (metal or ceramic clear) or Invisalign® clear aligners.

Traditional Braces (Metal or Clear Ceramic)

For decades, traditional braces have been the treatment of choice to correct an array of dental issues and create beautiful, healthy smiles. And while the physiology of moving teeth hasn’t changed, luckily for you the methods for properly aligning teeth and bites certainly have!

At Rapids Orthodontics, treatment with metal braces includes brackets that are securely bonded to your teeth, connected with a nickel-titanium wire that is held in place with elastic bands. Advances in our treatment methods have made treatment more comfortable than ever. And that hated headgear…it’s a thing of the past! Your bite can be corrected using far less cumbersome methods and appliances.


Invisalign is the world’s most advanced custom-made clear aligner system, which helps your orthodontist create beautiful, healthy smiles without the use of traditional metal braces. Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable, and comfortable aligners to gently straighten and shift your teeth into the proper position and bite alignment, so you can smile more during treatment as well as after!

Invisalign is a popular and effective orthodontic treatment for both teens and adults. Click here for more information on Invisalign.