For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you'll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can often choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and sometimes you can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.
Ceramic braces work just like metal braces, but are significantly less noticeable. We want you to choose the option that makes you the most confident and comfortable.
Ceramic clear braces are often best for older teenagers and adults who want to adjust their teeth quickly, but with as little attention as possible. Many people won’t even know you’re wearing braces when you choose ceramic braces as an orthodontic option.
How Braces Work
Once placed on your teeth, braces place constant pressure on your teeth, and the force of the pressure helps move teeth into proper position. At each appointment, we may tighten the archwires. In addition to braces, some patients may need to wear rubber bands or headgear. Patients wearing braces may notice their teeth feeling a little loose. This is normal and temporary; once the teeth are done moving this feeling will go away.
At Ferguson Dental we combine art, science, and experience to provide you with extraordinary orthodontic care. We take the time to get to know you individually and do whatever it takes to provide personalized service and achieve your goal of a beautiful, healthy smile.