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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

For a brief narrated overview of the different types of braces, please click on the image below. It will launch our educational Module in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about different types of braces.

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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One of the best practices in the area that we have experienced. Kids are always thrilled and excited to visit Dr. Desimone's dentistry as if they are going to a fun filled excursion. The attention to detail and the patient-staff interaction is commendable. Staff and the doctor explain the dental procedures and the follow-up plan in a crystal clear manner. We feel lucky to have found this practice.

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I had braces with Dr. DeSimone almost ten years ago and I could not believe how well my teeth came out. The results were exceptional, but more importantly so was the thought and care that’s Dr. DeSimone and her team put into the work. Her planning and polite manner made the process seamless and I would highly recommend her services to all that are looking for the best results. I work in NYC in corporate fashion and management and I hear compliments on my smile at least three times per day and owe her and the team my gratitude for landing some of the roles thanks to my amazing smile! Thank you!!

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I had both of my children come through this office for braces. So I have been coming here for about 4.5 years consistently and can honestly say that there has not been one instance where I have regretted the decision to come here. Everyone, and I mean everyone, in this office is truly kind and ensure that there is a warm, family atmosphere in the office. Their knowledge and guidance can be trusted from beginning to end. I will recommend all who need orthodontic treatment to def come here!!

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Dr. DeSimone is absolutely the best. If I could give 10 stars, I would. From the super clean office to the amazing staff, this place is the only one I would bring my kids to for their orthodontic treatment. If you are looking for a place, look no further, this is the only one to go to.

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The staff was very professional and friendly. They made Nick very comfortable though the whole process. His teeth look great!

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Every appointment went smoothly and the staff was always exceptionally friendly and accommodating.

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My sons tether were misaligned and crooked and had an overbite. Dr. DeSimone did a beautiful job at making them fit a line up for a perfect bite. The staff is friendly and always kept me informed. Thank you!

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Almost done with my second child having braces. The office staff is by far some of the friendliest and easiest to work with. They answer all questions and do their best to work with schedules. Reminders are given so you can never forget ab appointment and they seem to genuinely care about my children and me.

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Experience was great because of Dr DeSimone and the whole staff

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Supportive and accommodating staff! Professional and knowledgable! Family like atmosphere that really care about our kids! Thanks for everything and making our experience so positive!!!

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The Dr. And staff at DeSimone Orthodontics are top notch in all aspects of their care!

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The entire team at DeSimone was fabulous from the initial visit until the removal of my son braces. My son's smile is beautiful! I highly recommend Dr. DeSimone for anyone that may need braces!

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