Braces are orthodontic devices that straighten teeth and correct improper bites. Braces work by gently applying continuous pressure to your teeth over a period of time (typically 6 to 30 months) to gradually move them into their ideal positions.
Just like your computer or your car, braces are smaller and more efficient now than ever before. The dramatic decrease in size of modern brackets has made them more appealing to both kids and adults.
We have plenty of colors for your braces. You can even change the colors every time you come in for an appointment to match your school colors or holidays.
Benefits of braces include:
- A more attractive smile
- Better confidence and self-esteem
- Increased ability to clean the teeth
- Reduce the risk of injury to protruded front teeth
- Aid in optimizing other dental treatment
- Better function of the teeth
- Better long term health of teeth and gums
Types of Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics for a more unique and colorful smile.
We offer a clear alternative to metal brackets. These are small and translucent braces that blend in with your teeth. Worn with or without colors; colors really POP with these braces.
Ask Dr. Jamesen if you are a candidate for Invisalign! These clear aligners move teeth just like braces do and are sometimes an excellent alternative to traditional brackets. They are custom- made, comfortable and very hygenic. They are worn 20-22 hours per day and trays are changed every 1-2 weeks.