Glass Orthodontics is your Daphne braces expert
The team at Glass Orthodontics is here to provide you with a brilliant straight smile, and we are trusted in the Daphne area. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Daphne and the surrounding communities. Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment. We’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, such as ceramic braces and traditional metal braces.
Braces treatment with your Daphne braces expert
Before we put your braces on, our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth. Our orthodontist, Dr. Glenn Glass will then use this data to formulate a customized treatment plan based on your particular orthodontic needs. This will include information that will determine how your brackets are placed, such as information about the movements each tooth needs to make in order to achieve perfect placement.
Once the brackets have been attached, wire is inserted to provide each tooth that needs to be moved with customized pressure. Through a process called remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise movements of the teeth. This process involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around its root. This process works together with the wire to create negative pressure on one side of the tooth. This is where bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly moves teeth into the correct position.
Constant pressure is necessary for remodeling to occur. This means that teeth will often begin drifting back towards their old positions over time once your braces are removed. Fortunately, regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep teeth in their new and improved positions.
What your Daphne braces expert offers
Did you know that today’s braces are better than ever? All of our treatment options are excellent and can correct a variety of oral issues, from simple to complex. Traditional metal braces often work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might, potentially shortening your overall treatment time. This makes traditional braces a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are a big part of why they’ve withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment year after year.
The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. These are normally constructed with high-grade stainless steel. The braces work to straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and more fun than ever because you have the option to colored elastics and add a punch of personality to your treatment! If you prefer a more subtle approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Another option for straightening your smile, ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material instead. They are a more discrete treatment option and are therefore very popular with our older teen and adult patients. Since the brackets tend to be a bit larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we normally won’t recommend them for our younger patients. Additionally, ceramic braces are used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.
Using traditional braces, you can often see visible signs of improvement very quickly. This can help increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process!
Your trusted Daphne braces expert
At Glass Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Glenn Glass and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter clinical needs, personal concerns, or age. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, Dr. Glass will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile...and your life!
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!