Kennett Square, PA
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 Greeley Orthodontics specialize in a wide variety of braces and straightening appliances. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Greeley will be able to determine which appliance is right for you!
All about Braces
There are several different types of braces a patient can get to improve their smile and oral health. Greeley Orthodontics offers Invisalign® aligners, traditional braces, clear ceramic braces and retainers. While not all of these treatments may be available to a patient at the start of their treatment, depending on how comprehensive a treatment plan needs to be, it is possible to transition from one to another, i.e. from braces to a retainer.
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How do Braces Work?
Braces may seem complicated and difficult to understand, but the concept behind them is very simple. Some patients go through their whole treatment not understanding the process of how braces work, but others feel comfort in the knowledge of what exactly is happening.
Greeley Orthodontics is here to help you understand how braces work, and the benefits that come with them. There are many different types of braces, each working slightly differently. For a more in-depth description on how a certain type of retainer or braces work, speak to Dr. Greeley.
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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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Damon Clear Braces
The Damon system is an entirely new approach to orthodontic treatment with braces. Traditional braces must be tightened throughout treatment until your teeth are straight. The Damon system uses self-ligating braces with a slide mechanism that tightens the wire naturally as your teeth realign.
Self-ligating braces have some benefits over traditional brackets and wires. For instance, the Damon system is much more aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces. It can also result in reduced treatment time and more effective results. With less pressure on the teeth and less friction, the Damon system is also much more comfortable. Self-ligating braces also result in fewer office visits and shorter appointments.
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Schedule Your Consultation
Find out today which type of braces is right for you! Call 484-346-6008 to schedule your consultation appointment.