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.
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.
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.