Braces have evolved a great deal over the past 20 years to become smaller and more comfortable, while allowing the freedom of personal expression. The function of a brace is simply to act as a handle on the tooth that is being moved. It does not cause the tooth to be moved, the orthodontic wire that connects to the braces serves of the “motor” that moves the tooth by way of the brace.
There are many types of braces but the main types of braces used in our practice include silver (stainless steel) and white porcelain. The choice of brace to be used on each patient belongs to the patient! No matter what your choice is, you have the option of choosing “colored o-rings” which securely hold the wire into the brace. Patients love to be expressive with their “colors” and really enjoy changing these at each appointment to match their mood or maybe that special homecoming dress.
None of the braces that we use have been found to be allergenic, meaning that they aren’t likely at all to cause an allergic reaction in the mouth. Even patients who have known nickel allergies routinely wear braces without an issue! And all of the braces that we use are brand new and sterilized prior to applying them to your teeth!
Your doctor will place them, with the help of our certified orthodontic assistant, in the proper position to assure accurate movement of your teeth according to YOUR specialized treatment plan.