Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces move teeth just as effectively as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. One of the main drawbacks of ceramic braces is they can be more fragile.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional Metal Braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. With traditional braces, patients are able to choose different colored ties at each appointment to personalize their own “style”. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Damon Braces

With the Damon® System, treatment time is typically shorter than with traditional braces. Shorter treatment time means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile…faster. You may be surprised at how fast The Damon® System employs a unique treatment philosophy that goes beyond straight teeth to create broad beautiful smiles. We take into account each patients’ face, profile and other factors, anticipating what patients will look like in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond.

Examples of Hard Foods to Avoid

Ice Nuts Hard taco shells French bread crust/rolls Corn on the cob Apples and carrots (unless cut into small pieces) Bagels Chips Jolly Ranchers Pizza crust Uncooked carrots (unless cut) Popcorn

Cleaning your Invisalign®

Your Invisalign® aligners should be cleaned at least 2-3 times a day. Invisalign® should be cleaned with a spare toothbrush, a small drop of liquid dish soap & cool water. If you remove your aligners to eat, but are unable to brush immediately, rinse your mouth thoroughly, replace your aligners and clean as soon as […]

Topical Fluoride

We recommend using a sodium fluoride gel to help prevent tooth decay while you are wearing braces. This gel kills bacteria and replaces minerals in the tooth enamel that have been removed by harmful acids. Using a fluoride gel does not replace daily brushing and flossing, but it should be applied following your daily schedule […]

Using an Interdental Toothbrush

An interdental (between the teeth) toothbrush is used to clean underneath and around your archwires and braces. Please use the interdental toothbrush gently to avoid damaging your wires.