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How Do Braces Straighten Crooked Teeth?
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.
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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Very professional and friendly staff treating each patient with individualized care for their personal orthodontic needs. I highly recommend Dr DeSimone and her team.
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I have personally been treated by Dr. Desimone as well as my daughter! We can’t say enough good things about our experience! Dr. Desimone is so knowledgeable and only recommends what she believes is the best treatment! The staff is so outstanding and friendly as well and only provide quality care for their patients! Thank you Desimone Team!
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Desimone Orthodontics is an inviting and professional practice. Each member of the team is helpful patient and courteous. They treated my daughter with such great care, their culture is super positive and our experience couldn’t have been better. And the final results were beautiful!
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The office staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. I have always felt fully attended to for accommodating each of my sons specific needs from office staff and dental staff. Dental assistants are kind and thorough with educating the patient and parent. Dr DeSimone is gentle and encouraging and excellent at her job.
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All three of my children have had orthodontic treatment at DeSimone Orthodontics. The service as excellent. And the staff is very friendly.
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I have brought all five of my kids and my wife over the years to Dr. Karen DeSimone’s practice for the whole gamut of palate expanders, braces, oral surgery referrals and retainers. There is simply no one to compare with the level of personalized service, competence and professionalism displayed by her entire staff. I highly recommend her for any orthodontic procedure or need, because I trust her and her staff to always do the right thing for the right reasons. If you want to verify this review or have any questions, call me at home at 609-333-0331. Ask for Woody.
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