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Quiz: Answer a Few Questions and We’ll Reveal Which Type of Orthodontic Treatment You Are

By March 24, 2023March 30th, 2023blog, braces
Dr. Nathan J. Hawley

As an Omaha-area orthodontics practice, we don’t have a favorite orthodontic treatment. Metal braces, Invisalign®, clear braces…they’re all awesome and have a special place in our hearts – and on our patients’ teeth. 

Maybe because we’re around appliances all day, they each seem to have their own unique personality, which brings us to the big question: if you were an orthodontic treatment, which one would you be? Are you unapologetically visible like metal braces or steadfast and loyal like a retainer?

Take our short quiz to find out!

Types of Braces

Before we get into our quiz, let’s do a quick recap of the different types of braces and aligners we offer at Hawley Orthodontics!

Self-Ligating Metal Braces

Made from stainless steel, our self-ligating metal braces are a great choice for anyone looking to improve the function and appearance of their smile. While elastics aren’t technically necessary with self-ligating brackets, a lot of our patients choose to add them for a bit of color. 

Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces

Our clear braces are made from a translucent ceramic material that blends in with your teeth. Their cosmetic appeal makes them a popular choice. At Hawley Orthodontics, we put them on our adult and teen patients’ top teeth at no additional cost. 

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen

As a leading Papillion Invisalign provider, we can achieve excellent results with clear aligners even in complex cases. The custom aligners are printed based on Dr. Hawley’s treatment plan, and they slip over your teeth like incredibly comfortable, virtually invisible mouthguards. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions and oral hygiene is simple. 


Retainers are worn after braces or Invisalign treatment to hold your teeth in their new positions and prevent any shifting. Using a retainer is the only way to maintain your results for life. The good news? We design, print and fabricate super comfortable, clear retainers right here in our office

Which orthodontic treatment are you?


You have the afternoon off in Papillion! How do you want to spend it?

a. Doing a dressing room fashion show for your besties at Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall

b. Setting up a peaceful picnic at Prairie Queen Recreation Area

c. Dominating the go-karting scene at Papio Fun Park

d. Catching a baseball game at Werner Park with your friends


It’s your good friend’s birthday. What do you give them as a present?

a. A huge birthday display complete with colorful balloons

b. A simple but stylish watch or bracelet

c. Cool new smart sunglasses that stream video and audio

d. A photo book with pictures that highlight your friendship over the years


We’re having dinner; what’s on the menu?

a. I feel like something new. Let’s make homemade sushi.

b. Pasta carbonara

c. There’s these great new health bowls around the corner!

d. Let’s get Chinese takeout from the spot I always order from.


You won a vacation to anywhere in the world. Where are you going?

a. Brazil for Carnival

b. Paris, France 

c. A national park for some hiking and backwoods camping

d. Can my friends come?


You’re going to a party. What are you wearing?

a. A bright, head-turning outfit

b. Tailored pants and a white button down shirt

c. Something on-trend but comfortable 

d. My go-to jeans and a nice shirt


The Results

If you chose mostly A’s, you’re metal braces.

You have a unique style and bold personality. Nobody is stopping you from being the biggest version of yourself. You’re keen to try new food, throw a fashion show and celebrate. Like metal braces, you love being visible and are always open to a splash of color. 

If you chose mostly B’s, you’re ceramic braces.

You are a lover of classic, simple things. Whether it’s a day at the lake or a tried-and-true dinner party, you don’t feel the need to be the center of attention. You value discretion and time-tested solutions much like clear braces. 

If you chose mostly C’s, you’re Invisalign.

You’re someone who has a need for speed! You dream big, are always on-the-go and know what the next coolest trend is. You enjoy things that are high-tech, convenient and made to move with you, whether it’s an Apple watch or Invisalign aligners. 

If you chose mostly D’s, you’re a retainer.

You are the best friend anyone could ask for! You’re supportive of everybody around you and show undying loyalty in your relationships. If things could stay the same forever — you’d be happy!


Learn More About the Right Orthodontic Treatment Option For You 

At Hawley Orthodontics, it’s your smile, your style. We offer metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign for the same price, so you can choose the treatment option you really want. Whatever your personality, we’ll help you make the best decision for your lifestyle. To get started, schedule a free exam with our orthodontist in Papillion, NE!