Most people are familiar with the concept of orthodontic braces. However, some people are still unaware of the numerous options available today. Thanks to technological advancements and improved techniques, we here at Victor Nitu DDS specialize in a wide variety of braces and straightening appliances. During your consultation appointment, Victor Nitu, DDS will be able to determine which appliance is right for you!
Traditional metal braces generally consist of three major components: brackets, a wire, and elastic bands. Each bracket is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. These brackets are then connected with a thin metal wire that is held in place by the elastic bands. Throughout your treatment, the wire is tightened to move your teeth to a more proper position.
Clear aligner systems are a relatively new development in orthodontic treatment. The aligners are thin, clear trays that are custom-made using an impression, or mold, of your mouth. The trays put pressure on your teeth until they slowly move to a slightly better position.
Each tray in your series should be worn about 22 hours a day at two-week intervals. By the end of your series, your teeth should be in their proper position, or very close to it. Once your treatment is complete, we will fabricate a retainer, similar to your aligner trays, that prevents your teeth from moving back out of alignment. A retainer is an integral part of protecting your new smile!
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