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Braces

Ever wonder what life with braces is like?

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Braces

Ever wonder what life with braces is like?

 

How Do They Work?

Basically, braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move your bone also changes shape as pressure is applied to them.

 
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There are several different types of braces to choose from — clear, ceramic, invisible and traditional metal

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There are several different types of braces to choose from — clear, ceramic, invisible and traditional metal

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Metal Braces

These are the most common type of braces for orthodontic patients. With today's technology, we are able to use metal braces that are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past. Patients of all ages from children to adults choose metal braces to help them achieve straight, beautiful smiles.

 
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With metal braces, you get to choose colors of your choice on every visit!

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With metal braces, you get to choose colors of your choice on every visit!

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Ceramic Braces

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Ceramic braces and clear braces are much less noticeable than your traditional metal braces. Clear and ceramic braces work just like metal braces, but offer an alternative for patients seeking options that are less visible. Many patients who choose ceramic or clear braces feel more confident about their orthodontic treatment knowing that people are focusing more on their smiles rather than their braces.

If you’re interested in straightening your smile, we invite you to consider ceramic braces as an alternative to metal braces. Ceramic braces consist of tooth-colored ceramic that blends into the teeth instead of traditional metal wires which stand out. They can be customized to match the shade of your teeth and are hardly noticeable. You’ll surely feel more confident throughout your orthodontic treatment with ceramic braces!

Challenges With Ceramic Braces

We often recommend ceramic braces to those in need of teen or adult orthodontics simply because they require a high amount of maintenance. Unlike metal braces, ceramic braces can be easily stained by foods and drinks like red wine, coffee, soy sauce, and berries. This means ceramic braces require you to brush your teeth after every meal – not once or twice a day. If you’re ready and able to take this extra step, ceramic braces might be right for you!

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The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile is different

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The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile is different

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HOW DO I KNOW BRACES ARE RIGHT FOR ME?

If braces are indeed the solution for you, the dentist or orthodontist will let you know and prescribe an appliance specific for your what you need. The braces may consist of bands, wires, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances. There is no one universal method that works for everyone.