Damon System Braces
We are pleased to offer our patients the Damon System . These self-ligating braces allow your teeth to move more comfortably and easily than traditional braces. With the help of this appliance, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!
Better Results in Less TimeWith Damon braces, we can achieve a terrific end result and finish your treatment faster. Depending upon your specific case, this can translate to a beautiful smile months sooner than with traditional braces. After analyzing your specific needs, we will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that will have you smiling as soon as possible.
Simplified ProceduresDamon braces are very precise and effective. With this system, we can reduce the need for many of the time-consuming, complicated procedures that are used with traditional braces.
Fewer Visits to the OfficeBecause Damon braces eliminate the need for elastic ties, fewer adjustments are required. As a result, your appointments can be spaced out further, early in treatment, and will take less time.
Greater ComfortDue to the unique design, we can move your teeth into their correct positions with greater comfort than traditional braces. Also, Damon braces are aesthetic, comfortable, and easy to keep clean.
Invisalign Braces System
The Invisalign® System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign® aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign® is appropriate for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign® uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
There are no metal brackets or wires to tighten. The clear aligners are virtually invisible to other people so no one will notice you are wearing the aligners. The aligners are also removable, which means you can eat what you want, brush your teeth with ease and floss with no problems. With the complete, virtual treatment plan, you can see the anticipated results before even starting your treatment. Since you have a series of aligners instead of metal wires and brackets, you actually need to go to our office less often to get adjustments.
Using modern 3-D imaging technology, a custom set of aligners is made for you. Every two weeks, you switch to new aligners. As you switch aligners, your teeth gradually and comfortably shift, resulting in a beautiful smile. Our doctors will have you come by the office every six weeks to confirm the progress of your treatment. On average, you will be in treatment for 9 – 15 months and wear 18 – 30 different aligners. However, actual treatment times will depend on your particular case.
Insignia Custom Smile Design
The Most Advanced TechnologyLike a fingerprint, your smile is unique—and so is Insignia Custom Smile Design, a computerized system that combines digital treatment planning with custom brackets and wires tailored to your specific dental anatomy. The process is simple. Following your initial exam, the doctor takes an impression of your teeth for the Insignia smile design lab. Sophisticated imaging software then creates a digital representation of your bite, while braces and wires are custom-fabricated for you. Insignia braces are customized Damon brackets, so they don’t need elastic ties. The customization is delivered with the help of state-of-the-art computer modeling and robotic technologies.
FAST, COMFORTABLE TREATMENTInsignia treatment is tailored to the individual with each aspect precisely calculated to affect tooth movement in the most optimal way. This means fewer office visits and exceptional comfort throughout treatment. And because treatment is personalized, doctors often see a reduction in the amount of time their Insignia patients would ordinarily be in braces. This treatment option is ideal for most cases and patients, whether it’s an adult with a hectic schedule, or a teen who wants to be in and out of braces as quickly as possible.
PRECISE, PREDICTABLE RESULTSUtilizing Insignia’s proprietary 3-D software, the doctor can show you your end result before you even start treatment! You’re able to view, with precision accuracy, the curvature and width of the best smile specifically proportioned to your facial features. Unlike off-the-shelf braces and wires, a treatment plan developed with Insignia creates a layer of meticulous detail that provides fast, accurate, and predictable results.
Reasons for Braces
When a person’s teeth or jaw structure do not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to straighten teeth and promote ideal function. These problems, often referred to as malocclusions (or bad bites), can cause speech difficulty, premature wear of teeth’s protective enamel and even increase the rate of breakdown of the bone and gums that support the teeth.
Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt into the mouth. Crowding can often be corrected through orthodontic treatment without tooth removal.
Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth or by a mismatch of the size of the teeth and the supporting jaw. For many people, this can be a cosmetic issue.
The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by upper front teeth protrusion. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.
In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth wear and misaligned jaw growth.
In an overbite, the vertical overlap of the upper and lower front teeth is too deep, This can lead to abnormal tooth wear and sometimes causes the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
In an underbite, the lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
Proper chewing is impacted by an openbite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Open bites may be caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting or by an abnormality in jaw growth.
Dental midlines that do not match are evident when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately. This may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.