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Braces

Some times wires are still necessary

Braces consists of brackets, bands and wires and is the traditional method used in orthodontics to align and straighten your teeth Advances in braces technology and technique has come a long way resulting in more comfortable and faster treatment. 

 

There are also a variety of options such as clear braces which blend into your teeth, lingual braces hidden behind your teeth, and l metal braces used in surgery.

Why are customized braces faster?

Dr. Amanda Cheng uses customized ceramic and metal braces with specific brackets chosen based on the unique shape and angulation of your teeth thereby allowing your treatment to track more precisely and smoothly. We believe that you are unique and you deserve customized treatment that is unlike 99% of the traditional braces on the market which are generic and manufactured to fit all teeth.

 

At Days to Smile, we value your time and every millimeter and degree of accuracy provided by customization will improve the speed at which you can achieve your perfect smile.

Clear Braces

Most adults prefer clear braces because it blends in with the color of their teeth.  In terms of aesthetics, it's similar to Invisalign as ceramic brackets are much less visible with the wires being white as well. Dr. Amanda Cheng uses the highest-grade porcelain brackets in the industry so that they are extremely small, do not stain, and are not prone to breaking or chipping when they are removed.  Their size allows them to have minimal contact with the soft tissues in your mouth, so that you can wear them comfortably. 

Metal Braces

Traditional metal brackets have come a long way in recent years with custom-designed steel brackets that apply gentle forces to correct your bite and straighten your teeth.  Made of high-grade stainless steel, these brackets are also attached to the front of your teeth.  Though highly-visible, they are relatively small.  The strength and durability of metal brackets are needed for surgical orthodontics to withstand the pressure of high forces applied during surgery.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are known the invisible option as the brackets attach to the back of your teeth making them nearly invisible. Patients who choose lingual braces should expect some tongue abrasions and soreness and may have difficulty articulating words as lingual braces are normally in contact with the tongue.

Visually lingual braces are very similar to Invisalign and with most treatments completing in the same amount of time, many patients choose Invisalign over lingual braces for the sake of comfort and convenience.