Why Braces?

 

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may consist of brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.

This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can often choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and sometimes you can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets.

Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face, and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time until case completion may differ from the original estimate.

The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive or early treatment procedures may take as few as six months.

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"We had a great experience at our consultation appointment. Dr. Secchi explained everything so that I and my 10 year old daughter understood all of the issues and the treatment plan. My daughter is already asking when we can go back!"-Kate B.
"I love Devon Orthodontics! I was so nervous about getting braces but Dr. Secchi and his staff made me feel so comfortable. I truly enjoy my visits to Devon Ortho. Dr. Secchi and his staff explain everything before they do it so you feel at ease. Thank you!"-Paige B.
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