How do braces straighten crooked teeth?

Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, moves teeth into their proper positions. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment. The two main components of your braces are: the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the main archwire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metal or ceramic that we affix to each tooth. The archwire is bent to reflect your “ideal” bite. In other words, it reflects the way we want you to look after treatment. The wire threads through the brackets and, as the wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth. 

WHAT ARE Self Ligating Braces?

Dr. Zaidi is constantly in pursuit of the highest quality of products used in patient care. This is why she has selected what she strongly believes to be the best premium bracket available. We use a self ligating bracket called innovation that easily opens and closes to allow the wire to be placed. This eliminates the need to have little round rubber rings placed around each tooth causing less plaque accumulation than traditional brackets and allowing the teeth to move faster. It also allows longer gaps between treatment visits. Which means you have more time for the things that matter.

WHAT ARE Clear Braces?

Translucent or clear ceramic braces are also available. You have to be very close to someone to be able to see them.

WHAT ARE Lingual Braces or Invisible Braces?

Lingual braces are attached to the back side of the teeth, which makes them completely non-visible. This technique is particularly well-suited for adults, who often wish to improve the look and function of their teeth without letting anyone else know about their treatment. These braces are usually recommended for minor tooth movement.

If you are interested in enhancing your smile, call us to find out about the many orthodontic options that we offer!