Orthodontists requires professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective appliances, such as braces and retainers, to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve facial balance.
The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic with beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice.
Elite Dental Care believes that it is never too late to improve your smile, and he can create a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan for any member of the family at his practice. At our clinic, we offer treatment options including traditional orthodontic braces, clear braces, and invisible braces . We also offer an incentive program to encourage our younger patients to follow their orthodontic treatment plan.
Elite Dental Care offers several methods of teeth straightening: Metal Braces, Self Ligating (Damon) Braces, Clear Braces, and Active Retainers. You and Elite Dental Care will collaborate to determine which option is best for you.
Metal braces are the most widely used system of straitening teeth. Small metal brackets are bonded to the tooth with a wire passing through them. The wire is usually held tightly to the brackets with small elastic o-shaped rubber bands. The rubber bands can be metal colored (the most discreet) or colorful, depending on what you like. Metal brackets are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They tend to be the most inexpensive treatment and can treat the most severe cases.
Metal brackets can be silver or golden. The golden brackets look a bit more “jewelry-like” and are often a popular choice with young women.
Metal brackets are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. At first they may irritate your gums, but after a few weeks, when your cheeks get “toughened up” they are not a problem anymore. Most traditional metal braces require an elastic o-shaped rubber band, called a ligature to hold the arch wire onto the bracket. Sometimes orthodontists use metal tie wires (little wires which are twisted around the bracket) in place of elastic ligatures.
In the “old days”, metal braces were not just brackets, but bands that wrapped around the entire tooth. Nowadays, people wear small metal brackets that are glued to the front of each tooth (a big improvement!) Those old-fashioned bands are usually reserved for molars or teeth with fillings that spill to the outside surface of a tooth. Metal brackets tend to be less expensive than other types of brackets. In addition, you can make them colorful with ligatures that come on a rainbow of colors.
A different type of metal bracket is called the Viazi (or Viazis) bracket, sometimes called “FastBraces.” Viazi is a trademarked system of dental braces. It is also sometimes called “FastBraces. It uses triangular brackets and square wires instead of round wires used with traditional brackets. With Viazi braces the crown and root of the teeth are moved at the same time and comparatively less force is used which causes less pain. Viazi braces take around one year to straighten and align teeth. Conventional braces take around two years for the same treatment.
For those patients who want complete ï¿½obscurity,ï¿½ lingual braces may be an option. Lingual braces are applied to the inside surfaces of the teeth. Many people (especially professionals such as lawyers, doctors and sales representatives) opt for these ï¿½hiddenï¿½ braces. Itï¿½s important to discuss this option with an orthodontist as ingual braces are not applicable to all orthodontic problems.
Lingual braces are attached to the inside or lingual side of the teeth which makes them completely non-visible. Lngual orthodontics particularly well-suited for adults whose professions keep them in the public eyes.
Lingual braces are designed and fabricated using new CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping technologies. The brackets are made out of a highly durable, dental-gold alloy. The precision wires are designed and bent to your specifications using robotic technology.
After you and Elite Dental Care have discussed your desired outcomes, he’ll take a precise impression of your teeth. This mold will serve as a guide from which your custom brackets and wires will be fabricated.
Your new braces will arrive approximately six weeks after Elite Dental Care took your impressions. he’ll then prepare your teeth and apply the new braces using a precise process.
Follow up requires occasional visits to Elite Dental Care for monitoring and progress appointments, until your teeth have reached the desired configuration.