Why are braces worn?

Most people consider a beautiful smile the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. Others require a more correct bite to ensure their mouths function efficiently. Whatever the cause, once the braces are off, the beautiful new smile is sure to enhance self-confidence. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during the treatment process.

How does Orthodontic Treatment Work?

Orthodontic appliances are made of ceramic, metal, or plastic. They can either be the removable kind or brackets attached to the teeth. Either way a constant, gentle force is applied during the treatment in a direction that is carefully controlled. This ensures that the braces slowly shift the teeth to a desired position. Now is a marvelous time to wear braces! While earlier a metal band with a bracket went around each tooth, you can now choose brackets that are clear or in a metallic color.

Moreover, you can add to the fun quotient of the treatment by selecting the color(s) of the plastic ties that are used to hold the wire in the brackets. Moreover, the wires are less visible. Additionally, the latest techniques ensure that the teeth move faster with lower levels of discomfort to patients. For many conditions, the high-tech, invisible Invisalign appliances can minimize or even totally eliminate the requirement for brackets and wires. This treatment is suitable for teens and adults.

Treatment Duration

Orthodontic treatment time usually lasts between one and three years. The time required depends on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face as well as the severity of the problem. As patients grow at different speeds and respond differently to orthodontic treatment, the time taken for the treatment can vary from the first estimate.

While we work to shorten treatment time (often between 15 and 18 months, sometimes less), the actual time taken will require diligent patient cooperation in wearing prescribed elastic wear, consistently attending scheduled appointments, and maintaining excellent oral hygiene as well as taking the right care of the appliances. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, often take as less as six months. Your first visit is a free consultation, we will assess and explain your specific needs and provide an estimate of the time needed for your particular treatment.