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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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I love that the office is staffed by such competent and professional women. They are fantastic role models for all of the young patients and a pleasure to deal with as an adult. Going to the orthodontist has been a happy experience for me and my children!

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Both children had braces at the same time, and the results are beautiful. Everyone has been absolutely wonderful and accomdating with our schedules. Thank you!

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Consistent service that is always top notch. Professional office staff that are always cheerful. Doctor is the absolute finest in the area, sets the bar very high for all others.

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Great service, and thorough explanation at every stage of the process so no surprises. We were very happy with the results.

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Dr. DiSimone and her staff are outstanding! So happy she is the one to take care of our families smiles!!

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The staff is always very professional and friendly. They explain everything clearly.

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Very good at answering questions and in working with you on how you want to make payment / working with insurance.

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Dr. DeSimone and her staff are the absolute best. Both my children and I are patients and the results are amazing. They are kind and supportive, so I recommend them to anyone with children. Very happy with all their work. It is a pleasure going to the orthodontists!

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In the last stage of 2nd son having braces. The experience here has been positive both times. I would highly recommend others to bring themselves or their children to Dr. De Simone for excellent care.

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Great experience at the office. The atmosphere was as welcoming as the staff and they really include the kids, treating like more than just patients.

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The DeSimone team has been exceptional in every aspect. My son and daughter have a positive experience every visit with the welcoming and knowledable staff.

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Dr. DeSimone and the entire staff make the process of braces as painless as possible both for the teens and parents!!

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My daughter has been a patient at DeSimone Orthodontics for years and the entire staff has always been fabulous. Every visit is always a great experience and the entire process haas been a breeze for my daughter. Best of all, when determining the best course of action for correcting any issues with teeth, Dr. DeSimone always attempts to take the path that allows for the teeth to correct as much as possible naturally.

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