Traditional braces realign teeth by applying gentle, steady pressure. They usually consist of small metal brackets cemented to your teeth, connected by a wire, which is periodically tightened by our orthodontist, Dr. Bherwani,, to gradually shift your teeth and jaw.
Solutions Tailored to Your Needs
If braces are indeed the solution for you, Dr. Dr. Bherwani,, will prescribe an appliance specific for your needs. The braces may consist of bands, wires, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances.
Long Term Benefits
Adults can also have orthodontic treatment. There are many long term benefits to having straighter teeth, including, but not limited to healthier gums, easy cleansing of teeth which prevents dental decay.
Treatment plans will vary based on your situation, but most people are in treatment from one to three years. This is followed by wearing a retainer that holds teeth in their new positions.
Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but they use clear or tooth-colored brackets rather than gray or metallic silver brackets and wires. Many people opt for ceramic braces because they’re less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces.
Today’s braces are more comfortable than ever before. Newer materials apply a constant, gentle force to move teeth and usually require fewer adjustments.