Getting to know the process
Before we ever put your braces on you, our friendly team will collect digital x-rays, photos and a model of your mouth. Using that information, we will create a treatment plan personalized to your particular orthodontic needs. Your plan will include information about the specific movements that each tooth needs to make to achieve its best positioning and will determine how your brackets will need to be placed.
Once attached, a wire will be inserted into your brackets in order to provide pressure on all of the teeth needing to be moved. Through a process we call remodeling, which gradually moves your teeth into their proper positions, the bends in the wire will encourage specific, precise teeth movements. In addition to moving your teeth, the process also involves minor changes in the bone surrounding your teeth’s roots. When you braces apply pressure to teeth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around their roots. This works together with the wire to create negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed.
Remodeling requires constant pressure on the tooth. This means your teeth will often begin drifting back towards their old positions over time once your braces are removed. This means the regular use of a retainer is required to help prevent this natural drifting and keep teeth in their new and improved positions!
Your best personal care is our top priority
At Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change both your life and your smile. We focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, we will create a treatment plan that works with your life.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!