Braces

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Braces

Modern dental braces are available in a variety of materials depending on a patient's needs and preferences.  This orthodontic device can be either cosmetic or structural and is used primarily to correct a misalignment of teeth that may result in gaps, uneven spacing, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many patients wonder, is it worth it? What results will I see? What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment? These are all perfectly normal questions. 

Braces can straighten teeth, close gaps, and correct spacing, all resulting in a more comfortable, functional, confident smile. The assumption is that braces are primarily about improving appearance, but that's only one of the many benefits of straight teeth. A correctly aligned bite and properly spaced teeth can...

  • Alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding that can lead to TMJ and even neck pain or headaches.
  • Prevent ineffective chewing and digestion problems.
  • Form a dental profile that is less prone to tooth injury.
  • Improve oral health; evenly spaced teeth are easier to brush and floss.
  • Lead to healthier gums, better prevention of cavities, and prevention against periodontal disease.
  • Contribute to a positive self-image, which in turn, encourages effective dental hygienic habits that preserve your beautiful smile.

When your orthodontic treatment is completed, you may be required to use a retainer. Utilizing retainers after using braces is essential for the overall health of your teeth. It will help you in maintaining the same smile and teeth alignment you achieved after braces for a longer time. Retainers are made by taking an impression, or mold, of your newly aligned teeth and creating a retainer from acrylic or/and wire material before it is inserted.

When you come to Dental Plus for a consultation about braces, your dentist or orthodontist will conduct a comprehensive exam and discuss whether or not braces are right for you, and if so, which kind can best serve your dental needs. 

For more information on Braces call Dental Plus at 574-722-2233 or make an appointment.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces in design and size. However, instead of metal brackets and wires, they feature clear brackets that blend in better with your teeth and are less noticeable while retaining their durability, stain resistance, and function. Some even have tooth-colored wires as well. Ceramic braces are well suited for many patients who do not have severe misalignments. Your orthodontist will let you know if you're a good candidate after they examine your teeth. 

Ceramic braces, depending on your choice, can also be colored, transparent or of the same color as your teeth. Such variation is why ceramic braces are less noticeable than traditional metal braces.

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ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect™ aligners are custom made, virtually invisible, and allow patients to straighten their teeth with the convenience of being easily removed for activities such as eating, flossing, and brushing.

ClearCorrect™ braces are made of a transparent reinforced plastic. They are used to rectify the alignment of your teeth. One of the reasons ClearCorrect™ braces have become popular is because they are easily removable.

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Damon Metal Braces

Damon metal braces are similar to traditional braces, but instead of having brackets that tighten, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that moves naturally with the teeth as they realign. The sliding mechanism of Damon metal braces makes them comfortable to wear due to less pressure applied to your teeth. Damon metal braces are also more aesthetically pleasing due to the innovative design, removing the need for elastic ligatures and reducing the bracket size. When considering your orthodontic treatment, Damon metal braces gives you the option for a reduced treatment time, less appointments and a more pleasing smile.

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Express Smiles

Express Smiles™ is a quick and easy innovative dental treatment that is virtually invisible and permanently straightens crowded and misaligned teeth. Traditional braces take a year or two to provide the desired results, but Express Smiles™ braces have the advantage over other options with their proven effectiveness in a shorter amount of time.In some cases, Express Smiles™ braces can align crooked teeth within just a few months. They can also be worn behind the teeth.

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Fastbraces

The Fastbraces® bracket system is an advancement in braces technology that moves the root and crown of the tooth simultaneously, so it straightens teeth in less time and with less pain than traditional braces. They are available in both metal and ceramic options. Even severe cases of misaligned teeth get resolved with the use of Fastbraces®.

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Myobrace

The Myobrace® System is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Myobraces works with a holistic approach and gives long-lasting results. Myobraces are not shaped and constructed like regular braces. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intraoral appliances that are worn for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping. While it is suitable for a wide range of orthodontic issues, it is most effective in early childhood while the mouth is still developing.

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Self-Ligating Braces

Self-litigating braces are similar to traditional braces, but they use special clips and brackets to hold the teeth in place rather than elastic, rubber bands or metal ties. The clips allow greater tooth movement, reducing the discomfort sometimes associated with traditional orthodontics.

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WildSmiles

WildSmiles braces give our patients a chance to embrace their personalities during orthodontic treatment. Instead of regular metal braces, WildSmiles give your child the chance to customize their smile with a wide variety of shapes, colors, and designs that transform a chore into a truly unique way to express themselves and take joy in their journey to the smile of their dreams. Choose from a variety of shapes including Stars, Hearts, Baseballs, Footballs, Flowers, Diamonds, and much more! These unique brackets create a fun alternative to traditional braces by turning a correction into an expression!

Turn your correction into expression!

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If you live in the Logansport, Indiana area, visit our team at Dental Plus or call us at 574-722-2233 to make an appointment.