Braces

Braces

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many patients wonder, is it worth it? What results will I see? What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment? These are all perfectly normal questions.

Here are some answers. Braces can straighten teeth, close gaps, and correct spacing, resulting in a more comfortable, functional, and confident smile. While many assume that braces are primarily for improving appearance, that is only one of the many benefits of straight teeth.

Correctly aligned bite and spaced teeth can provide the following benefits:

  • Alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding that can lead to TMJ, neck pain, or headaches.
  • Prevent ineffective chewing and digestion problems.
  • Form a dental profile that is less prone to tooth injury.
  • Help those with speech impediments speak clearly.
  • Improve oral health by helping create spaced teeth, making them easier to brush and floss.
  • Lead to healthier gums, better prevention of cavities, and prevention against periodontal disease.
  • Contribute to a positive self-image, which encourages effective dental hygienic habits that preserve your beautiful smile.

After your orthodontic treatment, you may need to wear a retainer. Made from acrylic or wire material, your dentist will take an impression, or mold, of your newly aligned teeth for a proper fit.

Wearing retainers after getting braces is essential for the overall health of your teeth. They will help you maintain teeth alignment for a long time.

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If you live in the Tucson, Arizona area, visit our team at Associated Dental Care Tucson S Mission or call us at 520-908-8797 to make an appointment.

Damon Clear Braces

Damon Clear Braces are clear, discrete braces that straighten your teeth with less treatment time than conventional braces.  They are designed for accurate tooth movement and long-lasting results without the need for elastic ties and painful tightening.

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Damon Metal Braces

Damon metal braces are similar to traditional braces, but instead of having brackets that tighten, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that moves naturally with the teeth as they realign. The sliding mechanism of Damon metal braces makes them comfortable to wear due to less pressure applied to your teeth. Damon metal braces are also more aesthetically pleasing due to the innovative design, removing the need for elastic ligatures and reducing the bracket size. When considering your orthodontic treatment, Damon metal braces gives you the option for a reduced treatment time, less appointments and a more pleasing smile.

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Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are still the most popular, quickest, and most cost-effective orthodontic treatment available. Traditional metal braces are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word "braces." However, as dentistry has evolved, today’s metal braces are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past, with a range of color options for both the brackets and the elastics. 

Traditional braces are also more effective at treating extreme overcrowding than other options. They give your orthodontist the control he needs to move the teeth in small increments at a time. 

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