Are you seriously considering having your teeth straightened? If you are, then you may feel a little overwhelmed about the number of modern orthodontic options that are available for people like you. It’s ok – you’re not the only one. At Marconi Dental Group we offer three different types of braces for our patients to choose from. Here’s what you need to know about each one:

Traditional Braces

Conventional orthodontics are extremely successful on patients of all ages, with varying types of tooth alignment concerns. Whether you have minor crowding or severe tooth displacement, traditional braces can successfully help you correct those concerns. In most cases, traditional braces are used when you need extreme accuracy.

Not only do traditional braces come in the standard metal brackets and wires – more aesthetic options are also available. Tooth colored brackets limit the impact that conventional braces have on the impact of your smile’s appearance.


Invisalign braces are the most “invisible” style of orthodontics available. Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear alignment trays to move your teeth with gentle pressure. Each set of alignment trays moves your teeth a small amount. We send the aligners home with you, so you can change them out every two weeks.

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign (other than looking as if you aren’t even wearing braces) is that you can take them off during meals. There are literally no dietary restrictions, which means you can eat whatever you want. Oral hygiene is also very easy to manage since you can brush and floss normally without additional aids.

Invisalign isn’t as expensive as most people think it will be. In fact, it’s just a little bit more than traditional braces. If you have orthodontic coverage under your dental insurance, we can use those benefits toward paying of your Invisalign treatment.

Six Month Smiles

Now, let’s say you have a few crooked teeth at the front of your mouth and your primary goal is for other people to see straight teeth when you smile or laugh. If this sounds like you, Six Month Smiles is an excellent option. Like the name states, most people have straighter looking smiles in just 6 months.

The treatment works so quickly because these conventional looking braces only adjust your front teeth. Conventional braces have to move all of your teeth, and the front ones are usually the last. That’s why Six Month Smiles gives you fast results that you can count on.

The price for Six Month Smiles in Carmichael is about 1/3 of the price of clear alignment types of braces. If cost is your biggest factor, then Six Month Smiles is probably your best choice!

If you’ve narrowed your orthodontic choice down to one or two different kinds of braces, great! If not, we can still help. Schedule your orthodontic evaluation at Marconi Dental Group in Carmichael today for a straighter smile that you can feel proud of.

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Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer comes from Sandy City Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah with a background in Medical Biology. Dr. Fischer then was awarded his DDS degree from Loma Linda University here in California. Prior to that, Dr. Fischer worked alongside his father for several years as a design engineer at his father’s dental company. Dr. Fischer has a strong passion for dentistry, he believes in providing his patients with the most modern and up-to-date procedures, and he truly enjoys the variations of procedures he gets to perform daily.

When not practicing dentistry, he can be found spending time with his family. Dr. Fischer and his wife Brittany have twins Kaitly and Kyle, and son Johnny. Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Fischer is also a true adventurist. He has travelled to many countries and enjoys backpacking, scuba diving, para gliding, camping, and hunting just to name a few.

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Dr. Huang

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang received his Degree in Dental Surgery in his hometown of Taipei, Taiwan and then went on to receive his Masters in Science and Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

He has been practicing dentistry since 1992 and his area of specialty is Prosthodontics, the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems. Prosthodontics involves the restoration of missing teeth and jaw structure. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang is also a Diplomate of the (ABP) American Board of Prosthodontics and an active member of the (CDA) California Dental Association and the (AAFP) American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a fellow of the (ACP) American College of Prosthodontists. He is also fluent in Mandarin!

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang was fortunate enough to find his calling at a young age. He grew up watching his grandmother struggle with her dentures on many occasions and has been determined to help others just like her ever since. He is truly passionate about his work and finds great joy in creating beautiful smiles for his patients whether it be on their own or with the help of dental implants. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang makes it his personal mission to educate his patients and community on the importance of oral health and does so with honesty, professionalism and care.

When Dr. Y. Vinny Huang isn’t practicing dentistry or assisting the community, you will find him spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys being outdoors and staying active whether it be swimming, golfing or playing tennis.

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Dr. Visagé

Dr. Visagé graduated his dental degree from University of Pretoria in South Africa (1999). He practiced general dentistry in South Africa and England until 2002. He went on and completed a residency program in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, in South Africa to attain his Masters degree in 2006. He established a successful private specialist practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During that time he also served as secretary of the South African Society of Periodontology and still holds specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.


In 2014, Dr. Visagé and his family relocated to California, and he was invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 2015, he received the OKU Dental Honour Society Dr Kramer S Award from the UCSF School of Dentistry. In 2016 he received the Dental Honour Society Membership Award and also the Award for Clinical Excellence & Mentoring (UCSF).  He obtained his American Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UCSF) in 2016.


The most enjoyable part of his work is getting to know the patients and being able to play a role in improving oral health, which contributes to quality of life. He is truly passionate about dentistry, but strikes a balance between his professional and personal lives.  He maintains his fitness through running, biking and hiking with his family. 

Dr. Visagé and his wife Karlien, have  a  daughter and a son.  When time allows, he and his family enjoys travelling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows, but also enjoy road trips in the USA.