Designer Smiles Orthodontics is your Jacksonville braces expert
To achieve optimal tooth and jaw alignment, traditional braces are among the most effective tools we have. We’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options. Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment. We’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces. If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Jacksonville area, the team at Designer Smiles Orthodontics is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville, and surrounding communities.
What your Jacksonville braces offer
The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are a big part of why they’ve withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment year after year. Today’s braces are better than ever. All of our excellent treatment options can correct a variety of oral issues, from simple to complex. Traditional metal braces often work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might, potentially shortening your overall treatment time, while also representing a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.
The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. These usually are constructed from high-grade stainless steel. They straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and fun than ever - you have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment! But don’t worry, if you prefer a subtler approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Ceramic Braces are another great option for straightening your smile. They work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with clear ceramic material instead. They’re very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a discrete treatment option. Since the brackets tend to be a bit larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we usually won’t recommend them for our younger patients. Ceramic braces tend to be used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.
Using traditional braces, you can often see visible signs of improvement relatively quickly, which can increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process!
Braces treatment with your Jacksonville braces experts
Our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before putting your braces on. Our orthodontist, Dr. Designer Smiles, will then use this data to formulate a customized treatment plan based on your particular orthodontic needs. This information will include how each tooth needs to move to achieve its best position, which will, in turn, help us determine the best placement for your brackets.
Your doctor will insert the wire after attaching the brackets to provide customized pressure on all the teeth that we’ll be moving. Through a process called remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise tooth movement. This process involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of your teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts, and osteoclasts form around the root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where the bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly move teeth into the correct position.
Remodeling can only happen if your braces are putting constant pressure on a tooth. Once your braces are removed, your teeth will start drifting back to their old positions over time. Fortunately, regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep your teeth in their new and improved places!
Your trusted Jacksonville braces experts
At Designer Smiles Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Barry Benton, Dr. John Benton and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, our doctors will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile and life!
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!