Explore the power of braces
Metal braces are the preferred orthodontic treatment choice across all Myrtle Beach age groups. They excel in closing gaps and aligning teeth, often leading to quicker results. This can shorten your treatment time and avoid the complexity and cost of newer treatment methods.
Modern braces have a sleeker design, enhanced comfort, and improved aesthetic appeal. Constructed from high-grade stainless steel, metal braces remain the most common and popular way to enhance smiles for all ages.
Brackets are attached to the front surface of each tooth, connected by an archwire, guiding your teeth according to Dr. Juan's plan.
Get to know the parts of braces
Brackets are remarkably durable and crafted from a blend of stainless steel, nickel, and other metals.
Each one has small hooks or doors through which a wire is threaded. Brackets can be secured by closing the doors or placing elastic bands over the wires.
This thin metal piece spans from one bracket to another. Dr. Juan adjusts the wire's shape and curvature to guide your teeth in the right direction.
The archwire typically connects all upper or lower teeth, but we may occasionally trim it to optimize your treatment plan.
Dr. Juan uses adhesive to attach brackets to your teeth. Generally, the bracket is affixed directly onto the tooth's surface.
Elastics are crucial at Seabreeze Orthodontics if bite correction is needed.
They're commonly strung between upper and lower bracket hooks to pull the upper jaw backward to correct an overbite or the lower jaw backward to address an underbite.
Stainless steel rings called orthodontic bands may be cemented to your teeth by Dr. Juan.
These bands can anchor braces and orthodontic appliances, although they're not always necessary.
Also referred to as separators, these tiny elastic "donuts" or rings create space between your teeth, usually before the application of bands.
Common questions about metal braces
Exploring different types of braces
Damon self-ligating braces
Damon self-ligating braces eliminate the need for elastic ties. This innovative design allows for quicker adjustments and fewer office visits. Damon braces are known for their comfort and effectiveness in creating stunning smiles.
Dr. Juan at Seabreeze Orthodontics can discuss these options with you and determine which type of braces aligns best with your unique needs and goals. Feel free to schedule a consultation to explore the benefits of these advanced braces.
Pitts21 braces are a revolutionary advancement in orthodontics. They feature smaller brackets and wires, ensuring a more comfortable experience. These braces focus on precise tooth movement, providing efficient treatment.
Get your best smile with braces
Metal braces are a great way to get the smile of your dreams, even if you have complex oral issues. If you're ready to learn if metal braces are right for you, contact our Myrtle Beach office to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Juan.