How do they work?
Braces have three basic parts
- Brackets made of metal or ceramic. A bracket is attached to each tooth.
- Bonding material (glue) or a metal band. This is what attaches the bracket to the tooth.
- An Arch Wire, which is a thin metal wire that runs from bracket to bracket and puts pressure on the teeth.
The teeth move when the arch wire puts pressure on the brackets and teeth. Sometimes, springs or rubber bands are used to exert more force in a specific direction. Braces exert constant pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions.
Are braces uncomfortable?
What does treatment involve?
Are there any special things patients have to do while wearing braces?
Should certain foods be avoided?
Damon System Questions
Are all braces the same?
How long does treatment take?
Since the Damon System works so quickly, does that mean it is harsh or unsafe?
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Will my teeth hurt after adjustments?
Aren't braces big and bulky?
What about adult treatment?
How much does the Damon System treatment cost?
Does insurance cover Damon System treatment?
What payment options are available?
Invisalign Treatment Questions
What is Invisalign?
Does Invisalign really work?
How does Invisalign work?
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
- Invisalign is nearly invisible—you can straighten your teeth while looking your best. No metal brackets, no wires. You can smile, work, and play, without anyone knowing.
- Invisalign is removable—you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Invisalign is comfortable—there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation; no metal or wires also means you spend less time in our office getting adjustments.
- Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start—so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
More information about Invisalign.