Braces are something of a rite of passage for many young people, although there is no age limit on creating an enhanced smile. The team at Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics strives to provide the very highest standard of care to children, teens, and adults in Waldwick and Teaneck, New Jersey. When you’re ready to learn more about your options, call or schedule a visit online today.

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How can braces improve my alignment?

Braces work by creating steady, gentle pressure that slowly shifts teeth into optimal position. There are a number of different options to choose from, but each works to alter and improve the alignment of your teeth.

Teeth anchor directly within the underlying jaw bone. Because this bone is a living tissue, it has the ability to remodel itself as your teeth slowly change positioning. Orthodontists go through extensive training to learn how to improve dental alignment without harming your teeth, bone, or soft tissues.

What types of braces are available?

Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics offer several types of braces, including:

Traditional braces

Traditional metal braces rely on a system of small, flat brackets cemented to the surface of your teeth and connected by a treatment wire. That wire creates the pressure needed to move teeth into better alignment. Metal braces can also use small hooks and elastics to create different types of pressure as needed.

Clear braces

Clear braces use a similar approach, but the brackets are made of a translucent ceramic to allow your natural tooth tissue to show through. They aren’t as noticeable as metal braces, making them an appealing option for adults and teens who feel self-conscious about their orthodontic treatment.

Damon® braces

Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics proudly offers both metal and clear braces from the Damon® System, an industry leader in orthodontic technology.

These specialized braces focus on passive expansion within the dental arches to create beautiful and broad smiles in a comfortable way. They are highly effective at creating both esthetic and functional bites.

How long will I need to wear braces?

Your treatment plan depends on a number of different factors. Some people only need limited treatment and wear braces for around six months to correct minor misalignment. For the majority, orthodontic care lasts approximately 15-18 months, but it is case-specific and all treatments are customized by the patient.

During your initial consultation, your orthodontist lets you know what to expect in terms of treatment timelines. One of the best ways you can stay on track in your orthodontic journey is by following your treatment instructions carefully.

If you’d like to learn more about different braces options, booking a visit with Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics is fast and easy. Spend a few moments using the online booking feature, or call the nearest office to check appointment availability.