Popular and Effective Treatment Method
Popular and Effective
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces remain the most popular and effective method of orthodontic treatment for most patients. Metal braces are an excellent treatment option for orthodontic conditions such as:
– Excess space between teeth
Clear braces are a great alternative to the traditional metal braces especially for patients seeking a more aesthetic appearance. Clear brackets are usually made of a smooth, ceramic material and work the same as traditional braces utilizing metal archwires and clear or colored elastic ties to straighten your smile. Clear braces offer an understated look which is popular among teenagers and adults. After your initial exam, Dr. Garrett will determine if clear braces are right for you.
WHAT TO EAT
BRUSHING & FLOSSING
There are several components of braces that work together to give you the best, most healthy smile, including:
- Brackets – brackets are made of a smooth, low-profile, stainless steel and are affixed to the surface of the tooth with a dental bonding agent.
- Archwire – thin, metal wire that threads through the brackets and applies gentle pressure to move your teeth into alignment.
- Elastic ties – these colored, ligature elastics are placed around the brackets to hold the archwire in place during treatment. During each visit, you can choose new elastic colors and customize your look.