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Orthodontic Treatment and the appliances involved vary from patient to patient. Some patients need limited treatment, while others may require more comprehensive work. The exact braces you receive will be unique to your specific needs.


Both metal and clear braces are available in most cases. Your braces will consist of stainless steal bands that encircle the back teeth, or molars, and brackets that are like handles that hold the archwire in place. They are attached to the teeth with a special dental glue. Small elastic rings fasten the archwire to the braces. These rings, called "elastic ties", are colored, clear, and even glow in the dark and are usually changed at each appointment. The bands and the brackets are the fixed or nonmoving parts of the appliance. Once they are placed properly on the teeth, they don't move. The archwires are the moving part of the mechanism. These are changed periodically to apply the proper force to guide the teeth into alignment. The forces exerted by today's modern wires are more consistent than wires of even five years ago. This means that braces are more comfortable and require fewer appointments than in the past.


Today, a series of clear, removable appliances can straighten the teeth. If the thought of wearing braces is holding you back from the smile you've always wanted, this is good news. Introducing Invisalign, a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetected to other people. Invisalign straightens the teeth, not with brackets and wires, but with a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.


Since there is no such thing as a perfect stable result, proper retainer wear may be the most important part of your treatment. There are several retainers choices and we will select one that best fits both your personal and comfort needs. The truth is, the longer you wear your retainers, the better the chance that you will be able to maintain the overall result. After you finish your active orthodontic care, you will be seen on longer intervals and will need to be responsible for helping maintain a beautiful result.

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