West Palm Beach: (561) 693-6936  |  Wellington: (561) 536-5556
West Palm Beach: (561) 693-6936
Wellington: (561) 536-5556

Why Braces?

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic devices can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant and gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose brackets that are clear or metallic color and you can choose to have color ties if you prefer, but they are not necessary with the Damon® system. Wires are more flexible and less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest wires move teeth faster and more gently.

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to two and a half years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth, teeth, face, and severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and tooth movement varies among each person, therefore it is impossible to predict exactly when treatment will be completed. Cooperation with rubber band and good oral hygiene are important factors in completing care most efficiently and on time. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, can usually take 9-15 months.

West Palm Beach
Office Hours

Monday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Clerical Only
Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Emergencies and
Clerical Only
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

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Wellington
Office Hours

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

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