About Braces

A spectacular smile for most people is the most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident than you can imagine. During your treatment we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

Length of Treatment

Treatment times can range from one to three years depending on the growth of your mouth and face, as well as the severity of the problem to be corrected. People grow at different rates and will respond uniquely to orthodontic treatment. That means the time until your treatment is done may differ from the original estimate. Your constant use of any and all prescribed rubber bands or headgear during treatment is an important factor in getting the best smile you can in the shortest amount of time. Early treatment or interceptive procedures may take as little as six months.

How Your Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic braces can be made of metal, ceramic, or even plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to your teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position. Now is a great time to wear braces! The days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth are long gone. You can often choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and sometimes you can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire to the brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest high tech materials move teeth faster with less discomfort for you.

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