How do braces straighten crooked teeth?
Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment.
Our practice offers a number of products for your orthodontic needs. Every patient has different needs, thus requiring an individualized treatment plan. Depending on the orthodontic treatment that is prescribed for you, Dr. Freels will be able to recommend a number of options regarding your orthodontic appliances.
Our office uses the smallest stainless steel brackets made. Not only are they more comfortable and less bulky, but are not as noticeable as traditional stainless steel brackets.
While there are different types of wires that are worn throughout orthodontic treatment, our patients are able to choose from a variety of colored elastics. This is very popular with our younger patients, however, adults are also welcome to make their own fashion statement. These elastics are routinely changed at every visit, increasing the anticipation of what color will be next.
Self-ligating metal brackets reduce friction between brackets and wires by eliminating use of ligature ties. Thus, it can reduce total treatment time.