Orthodontic Treatment With Braces

How Do Braces Work?

Most people are familiar with braces, metal wires, and brackets that are used to straighten teeth. However, not everyone knows how braces actually work. The key to understanding how braces work is to first understand the structure of the mouth. The teeth are anchored into the jawbone by a network of ligaments and muscles. When the teeth are out of alignment, this network can become strained, causing pain and discomfort. Oral issues can include gaps in teeth, overcrowding, underbite, overbite, TMJ, and more. These issues are more than just cosmetic issues; they affect your quality of life!

The beauty of our orthodontic treatment is that there is a solution to correct these issues! Braces work by slowly shifting the teeth back into their proper position. The metal wires apply pressure to the teeth, while the brackets provide support and stability. Over time, the teeth gradually move into place, and the mouth returns to its normal state. While braces can be uncomfortable at first, they ultimately help to alleviate pain and restore proper function to the mouth. It’s also a fun bonus that it creates a beautiful smile in the process.

With Damon Brackets, you have all the benefits of an advanced self-ligation system. Damon Braces are a highly efficient, world-class orthodontic treatment option. There’s no need for elastic or metal “ties”, eliminating the need for tightening. The Damon System moves teeth quicker and with fewer adjustments than traditional braces due to its shape-memory wires.

  • Discreet brackets allow a natural-looking smile during treatment
  • Smaller brackets enhance hygiene and comfort
  • Reduced need for expanders and extractions
  • Fewer follow-ups and shorter appointments
  • Faster treatment times

Braces We Offer

You’ve done your research, and now you’ve made the decision to invest in a new smile with a set of braces! Congratulations! Now, you have some options to choose from. There are two primary options when it comes to braces types:

Traditional braces are made of metal and are the type of braces that most people think of when they hear you are getting braces. Metal wires and steel brackets are utilized to repair orthodontic disorders by attaching them to the mouth and periodically making adjustments to move teeth into a new position.

Ceramic braces, a more recent innovation, are a more inconspicuous alternative to traditional metal braces. The main advantage of ceramic braces is that they tend to blend into your teeth because of their color, giving them a more discrete appearance.

If you’re having trouble deciding, our orthodontic team will make an assessment of your needs and go over your treatment options in greater detail during your consultation so you can decide what option is best for your lifestyle. Deciding on which works best for you can seem like a daunting decision, but with the right tools and our expert guidance, you’ll be well on your way to a more confident, brighter, and healthy smile soon!

Which Type Of Braces Are Right For Me?

Braces are one way that people use to improve their smile and overall appearance. However, that’s not the only reason why patients seek the use of braces treatment. They are also used to correct a number of different dental issues, including crooked teeth, gaps, TMJ overbites, underbites, and more. There are many different types of braces available, and the best option for you will depend on your individual needs.

Metal braces are the most affordable option and are very effective at correcting a wide range of dental problems. They have been used for decades, and the technology has evolved to a clean look that is more comfortable than it has ever been. However, they can be quite visible and a little more uncomfortable than other options. Ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces but can get damaged more easily and be more expensive. Ultimately, the right type of braces for you will depend on your budget, the severity of your dental issues, and your personal preferences. If you’re unsure, talk to Dr. Leiss, Dr. Hendrix, or Dr. Sulaiman to learn more about which type of braces would be right for you.