Braces and Clear Aligners

Our practice offers several different types of appliances, depending on the type of treatment needed and the desires of the patient.   These include traditional fixed orthodontics appliances made of metal or ceramic.  With a fixed appliance system, orthodontic wires are inserted into the orthodontic brackets and auxiliaries such as elastics and power chains are used to facilitate tooth movement.  Dr. Hughes also uses maxillary expanders as well as  Herbst and Carriere appliances to correct skeletal discrepancies in jaw relationships of growing patients.  Our office is also an Invisalign and Spark provider.  These are 2 types of clear aligner systems  which straighten the teeth through a series of clear aligners made specifically for each individual patient.


uLab Aligners

uLab System is an in-house aligner system our office offers for patients who have minor tooth alignment, crowding or spacing problems. This treatment can most often be completed in 3-6 months. Due to the shorter treatment time and the fact they these aligners are made in-house, we are able to offer more competitive fees.


Our office strives to cater to the specific desires of each individual patient.  We realize that some patients would rather not spend up to 2 years in braces or clear aligner therapy. However they would like for their smile to be improved. We offer 3 different levels of treatment as described below.


Call our office and schedule a consultation to see which of our treatment options would be best for you.

Smile Touch-Up
Our major focus is fine-tuning alignment.
  • Get your new smile in 3-6 months
  • Up to 10 aligners
  • As low as $200/month
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Smile Makeover
Your ideal smile and occlusion plan.
  • Get your new smile in 18 – 24 months
  • At the doctor’s discretion
  • As low as $200/month
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