Unlike removable appliances, braces can be a great option if you don’t want to keep track of aligners, removing and reinserting trays etc. Since they are glued to your teeth, they are always in and always working. This takes the pressure off you to remember to wear your appliance.
Of course not! A good percentage of our patients are over the age of 21. Not only can braces align your bite and boost your confidence, straightening your teeth can greatly improve your oral health.
Over-the-counter pain medication and orthodontic relief wax/silicone will help alleviate any soreness and discomfort following placement of braces and orthodontic adjustment visits. Salt-water rinses are also an effective remedy and also chewing sugar-free gum, as this increases blood flow to the supportive structures surrounding the teeth which helps to reduce Read more…
Most patients experience some discomfort the first 4 days to a week after their braces, expanders, and/or wires are placed and after a wire adjustment appointment, but remember that this discomfort will quickly fade. Check out how dealing with braces discomfort answer below.
Braces work by gradually moving the teeth into a new and proper alignment with gentle activations being applied during your regular adjustment visits.
Dependant on your choice of braces, generally Dr Semaan will replace the current wires, and/or tighten bands on the braces to put additional pressure on the teeth to keep your treatment plan progressing
Not Insignia and Damon braces. Because Insignia and Damon braces advanced technology uses smaller, more comfortable braces.
Appointments are held at regular intervals four to eight weeks apart so that Dr.Semaan can adjust your braces and check your progress. These appointments generally take between 20 and 40 minutes depending on your needs.
Treatment time with Insignia is typically much faster than traditional braces. Your overall treatment time will depend on your specific orthodontic problem, how severe it is and which type of braces you opt for. In general, patients are in braces for 12 to 18 months compared to traditional braces that Read more…