Why Braces? Braces are used for a variety of reasons, and braces now come in more varieties and options than ever before! Braces are one of the most effective ways to straighten your teeth and improve jaw symmetry. A straighter smile can also improve your speech and access for oral hygiene.
The need for braces is assessed using non-invasive diagnostic tests, such as computer generated images, panoramic X-rays, and bite impressions. At Bracify Orthodontics, we offer a variety of braces options, such as traditional metal, innovative clear braces, or Invisalign clear aligners. We often use metal braces on children, allowing them to choose bright, fun colored bands! The clear braces and Invisalign clear aligners offer more discreet options for our adult orthodontic patients.
Braces work by putting constant, gentle pressure on your teeth in the desired direction. This controlled force slowly moves your teeth, resulting in straighter alignment. The duration of time for braces varies by individual and depends on the severity of the correction needed and mouth and facial growth.
Do you have questions about braces? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions:
Will the braces give me constant pain?
- When it comes to permanently re-positioning your teeth, it will be accompanied by some discomfort. Luckily, today’s technology and advances help us minimize discomfort and duration for you throughout the braces treatment.
Am I too old to get braces?
- You’re never too old to improve your smile! Our highly trained team here at Bracify can’t wait to help you feel more confident about your appearance.
Will I be limited on what I can eat?
- Throughout the duration of your braces treatment, there will be some types of food that won’t get along well with your braces such as nuts, popcorn, gum, hard taco shells, ice, hard or sticky candy, crackers, and chips. You will be provided with instructions on what foods to avoid during your appointment.