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Metal Braces, Traditional and Self Ligating

Updated: Oct 7, 2019

American Orthodontics, Traditional and Self-Ligating Braces Made in the USA

For patients with crooked or crowded teeth, our orthodontist provides several options including traditional or self ligating braces. We encourage you to contact Orthodontics, Inc. today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.


Traditional Braces


Our American Traditional Braces are a high tech favorite in our office. Fast, affordable and comfortable treatment times with our system will give you a beautiful smile every time. With traditional braces we help solve several orthodontic problems including:


Overbite

In an overbite, the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth. This sometimes causes the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

Underbite

An under bite occurs when the lower jaw extends out, resulting in the lower front teeth sitting in front of the upper front teeth.

Open Bite

An open bite is characterized by upper and lower front teeth that do not overlap. This often causes problems with proper chewing and may also contribute to other unwanted habits like tongue thrusting.

Crossbite

In a cross bite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. This may result in tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

In this type of bite, the upper teeth extend too far forward, or the lower front teeth do not extend far enough forward. This can impact both the appearance and function of the teeth.

Unmatched Dental Midlines

This orthodontic problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match correctly. It may negatively impact the jaw and proper dental function.


There are many options available at Orthodontics Inc.for you to choose from. Nothing is one size fits all. Each treatment plan is made just for you.


Self-Ligating Braces


Self-ligating braces are a revolutionary braces system that is designed to be faster and more comfortable than traditional braces. Self-ligating brackets use a special slide mechanism that eliminates the need for metal or elastic ties. Traditional braces use rubber bands or ties to hold the wire onto the bracket. Thanks to advanced technology, we can now eliminate this band and use a unique clip or movable door to fasten the wire in place. This type of bracket results in faster treatment times and a more discreet appearance because of the absence of the ties. Without elastic ties that attract and collect plaque, self-ligating braces make dental hygiene easier during orthodontic treatment as well.

For our patients who are concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment, clear brackets may be available; these brackets blend in with the natural appearance of your teeth for an even more discreet treatment option.

To learn more about the benefits of self-ligating braces, we invite you to contact our office today. We are eager to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile!

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