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How Do Braces Straighten Crooked Teeth?

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Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment. The two main components of your braces are: the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the main archwire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metal or crystalline that we affix to each tooth. The archwire is bent to reflect your “ideal” bite. In other words, it reflects the way we want you to look after treatment.

The wire, metal or white, threads through the brackets and, as it tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth. Picture your tooth resting in your jaw bone. With pressure on one side from the archwire, the bone on the other side gives way. The tooth moves. New bone grows in behind. Attached to your braces, elastics (rubber bands) exert the proper force that creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth. In order for this force to remain constant, elastics must be worn all the time and changed every day.

To discuss getting braces in the area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.

Types of Braces Overview

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Different Types of Braces

DeSimone Orthodontics utilizes the smallest, most gentle braces that give the best results in the shortest time possible. Metal braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They enjoy using different colors of ligature ties that hold wires into the brackets. Self-ligating metal brackets like The Damon System reduce friction between brackets and wires by eliminating use of ligature ties. Translucent clear braces and white wires are excellent choices for patients who want their braces to be as inconspicuous as possible. Dr. DeSimone will help you select the braces that are best for you.

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Doctor DeSimone was the perfect orthodontist for our daughter. Dr. DeSimone's team is terrific!

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For the last ten years, Dr. DeSimone has worked her magic on my four children. She is extraordinarily skilled and works patiently and tirelessly until achieving the results she's envisioned. Best of all, she is one of the kindest, most genuine people I've ever met. From the way she speaks to her patients and their parents to the exceptional care always given, I cannot imagine a better experience. Thank you, Dr. DeSimone, for everything!

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Simply stated, Dr. DeSimone is the best. Not only my three kids were her patients but myself as well. The many award plaques on her office wall only confirm the five stars. The staff always makes a nice supportive atmosphere and are skilled professionals, always friendly. I stop by every now and then to say hello to Mindy, Raquel, Kim, Kathy and Dr. Karen.

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Great overall experience!

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Dr. DeSimone and her staff are great! Dr. DeSimone goes above and beyond for her patients and every time I have come into the office I been met with an inviting and friendly atmosphere. Dr. DeSimone makes you feel like family. I can't express more how pleased I am with Dr. DeSimone, her awesome staff and my new smile!

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My daughter had a great experience with Dr. DeSimone! Her teeth look beautiful , we could not be happier. The office staff is always welcoming and very professional.

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Our son's dentist referred us to an orthodontist because he had an over bite. When I took him the Dr. said he would need two sets of braces. He told me the first set was for safety. My husband and I decided to wait. When I took our son back to the dentist for his cleaning the dentist seemed annoyed and asked me why he didn't have braces? I explained, I had taken him to the orthodontist but he only recommended them for safety. He gave me a great explanation as to why he needed them. I told him it would have been nice if the orthodontist explained that to me. I began to research orthodontists and we took our son to three. Then I remembered a friend told me about an orthodontist in Pennington. Unfortunately, their website wasn't working properly and when I called, they were away on vacation. Then I saw there was another orthodontist in Pennington, which was Dr. DeSimone. I learned so much from her website and when I called I spoke with Annemarie, who does all the wonderful promotions. She was so kind and answered all of my questions and I asked many - lol. I made an appointment and to say I was impressed with our initial visit is an understatement. I have never made such a big financial commitment without speaking with my husband first but I decided this is the orthodontist I want to treat our son. We are not from the area - we live about 40 minutes south. Everyone has become like family. We have always been treated with the utmost respect and big smiles . We Love Dr. DeSimone and her entire staff. It is clearly evident they love their jobs and working for her too. Today our son is getting his braces off. It is bittersweet because his teeth look amazing but we will no longer need to schedule regular visits. We will miss seeing everyone! Dr. DeSimone is truly a gifted and special person!!! I am so thankful I found her and never minded the drive.

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Very professional. Excellent work. Highly recommended.

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Great experience for our daughter's braces. We love Dr. DeSimone and all the staff at DeSimone Orthodontics!!

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Explained everything well. Appointments were prompt with little waiting. Very friendly. Great experience.

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Wonderful outcome! Very pleased with my son's teeth, absolutely beautiful. Thank you Dr. DeSimone and staff.

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Dr. DeSimone was so kind and always spent the extra time to explain the process with both my sons and myself during our time with her practice. We would highly recommend her as an orthodontist. Her office is run so efficiently and never had to wait to long with appointments. Thank you for a wonderful experience. My sons teeth look wonderful!

- Tina W

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Dr. D is as well regarded by the dental and pediatric community as she is by patients and parents. My kids love coming to her office - even my daughter who isn't a patient. I also love how she supports kids' teams, school and local events. She truly shows just how committed she is to our kids. I highly recommend Dr. D and her staff.

- Kathryn S

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Great job

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Could not ask for a more professional office. Superior results with both kids.

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Third child - still happy!

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Had horrible teeth and now they look great!

- Lance C

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Excellent place, warm, friendly! Keep up the good work!

- Allan Z

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Very experienced orthodontist. Always a thorough explanation of problems we were dealing with.

- Kinga K

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Coming to DeSimone orthodontics has been the best experience for my orthodontic treatment. I love all the staff here because they are all so pleasant and so helpful through what can be a difficult path for someone. This has been such an amazing experience. I have had such a long road with my orthodontic care, however I couldn't be any more happy with my final results. Dr DeSimone is an absolutely amazing person, such a caring Doctor. I recommend any person seeking orthodontic care to come visit DeSimone Orthodontics, you will not regret it!

- Amanda R

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