For most people, an attractive smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. The positive, confident feeling you attain by having a beautiful smile is something that carries throughout all aspects of your life. An attractive smile contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence, and a positive self-image. These are important qualities at every age. With a beautiful smile, you feel better about yourself and your interactions with others.
An attractive smile is just one of the benefits of having braces. The health of your teeth and gum tissues are also very important benefits of orthodontics. Properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and are less prone to decay, gum disease, and injury. Your smile is something you carry with you always and the benefits of healthy, beautiful teeth are endless.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. We offer brackets that are clear, silver, or gold in color. You can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire into the brackets, and at each visit you can change your colors. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster and are more comfortable for patients.
Duration of Treatment
Depending on the severity of the problem, orthodontic treatment times vary from patient to patient. Prior to starting your treatment we will be able to provide you with an estimated treatment time that is determined based on your individual needs. Orthodontic treatment requires a team effort, and in order to complete your treatment as quickly as possible we will definitely need your help. Your cooperation with wearing rubber bands and appliances, by not missing appointments, brushing your teeth well, etc., will help us finish your treatment in the shortest possible time.