Gone are the days of bulky, uncomfortable braces. Today, braces are not only thinner and lighter but also more comfortable and inconspicuous. At Wildflower Orthodontics, we’re excited to introduce you to the latest advancements in orthodontic care. We believe that achieving a beautiful, confident smile is a journey worth taking with a team of experts you can trust.
Braces are not just about aesthetics. They are a helpful appliance for improving the way your teeth are aligned, which can significantly impact their function and the appearance of your smile.
Braces work wonders at helping improve your ability to bite, chew, and speak comfortably.
The best part? Braces aren’t just for kids and teenagers. Whether you’re a child, a teen, or an adult, you can benefit from the transformative power of braces. Through time and constant adjustments, the brackets and wires move your teeth into their optimal places.
Every smile is unique, just like a fingerprint. Dr. Joseph Giasi of Wildflower Orthodontics believes that with a selection of treatments to choose from, you can get a comfortable and trustworthy experience. Braces come in all shapes and sizes for patients of all ages and cases of malocclusion. Below are the four types of braces available at Wildflower Orthodontics:
Metal braces are the tried-and-true solution for achieving a beautiful, straight smile. They consist of high-quality stainless steel brackets and wires, delivering consistent and effective results. Metal braces are suitable for patients of all ages, making them an excellent choice for children, teenagers, and adults alike.
Ceramic braces work similarly to metal braces but feature tooth-colored ceramic brackets and wires, offering a more discreet appearance. They are an excellent choice for those who desire a subtler orthodontic treatment option without compromising on effectiveness.
Self-ligating metal and clear braces use advanced technology to provide a more straightforward and efficient orthodontic experience. They feature smaller brackets and a ligature-free design. Self-ligating braces are suitable for patients seeking a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces.
There’s a common misconception that braces are exclusively for children and teenagers, but the truth is that braces can benefit individuals of all ages. At Wildflower Orthodontics, we believe in the power of a beautiful and healthy smile, no matter your age.
Many children and teenagers indeed undergo orthodontic treatment to address issues like crooked teeth, misaligned bites, and crowded smiles. The optimal age for braces in this group is typically between 9 and 14 years old.
During this period, the jaws and facial bones are still developing, making it an ideal time for orthodontic intervention. Early treatment can help guide proper tooth and jaw alignment, potentially avoiding more complex issues in the future.
The benefits of braces are not limited to the younger population. A significant percentage of orthodontic patients in the United States are adults—around 20%. It’s never too late to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Adults may have different reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment. Some adults missed out on braces during their youth, while others may have experienced changes in their smiles over time. No matter the reason, modern orthodontics offers a wide range of options for you.
Here’s why adults can benefit from braces:
The duration of your braces treatment can vary based on several factors:
On average, brace treatment takes about two years to complete. However, it’s essential to remember that everyone’s journey is unique, and Dr. Giasi will provide a personalized estimate based on your specific needs.
You’ll visit our office regularly (usually every 6-8 weeks) for adjustments. During these appointments, we will fine-tune your braces, ensuring that your teeth are moving in the right direction.
It’s normal to experience some discomfort, especially after adjustments. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any soreness. Remember, this discomfort is temporary and a sign that your teeth are shifting.
Proper oral hygiene is crucial during your treatment. Regular brushing, flossing, and using any recommended orthodontic tools will help keep your teeth and braces clean.
You may need to adjust your diet to avoid hard, sticky, or crunchy foods that could damage your braces. Soft foods are often recommended during the initial stages.
After your braces are removed, you will likely need to wear retainers to maintain your newly aligned smile. Your orthodontist will guide retainer use.
We are here to help you every step of the way, whether you are thinking about getting braces or have already started treatment with us. Our goal at Wildflower Orthodontics is to make sure that your time with us is pleasant, quick, and successful.
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