Strong & Durable Smile Treatment
Traditional braces have stood the test of time and remain a well-recognized symbol of orthodontic care at Johnson Orthodontics.
These steadfast orthodontic tools boast a rich history of successful treatment and effectively address oral concerns for patients in Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding communities.
Discover the Power of Braces
Metal braces continue to reign as the premier choice for orthodontic treatment across all age groups in Rehoboth Beach. They excel in closing gaps and aligning teeth, often leading to faster results. This can potentially trim your treatment time at Johnson Orthodontics.
Notably cost-effective, metal braces avoid the complexity and expense of newer treatment methods.
Modern braces have a sleeker design, enhanced comfort, and greater aesthetic appeal. Constructed from high-grade stainless steel, metal braces represent the most common and popular way to improve smiles for all ages.
Brackets are affixed to each tooth's front surface, interconnected by an archwire, guiding your teeth's journey according to Dr. Johnson's plan.
Decoding the Composition of Braces
Crafted from a blend of stainless steel, nickel, and other metals, brackets are remarkably durable. Each bracket 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.
Dr. Johnson uses adhesive to attach brackets to your teeth. Generally, the bracket is affixed directly onto the tooth's surface.
This thin metal piece spans from one bracket to another. Dr. Johnson alters 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 the wire connecting specific teeth to optimize your treatment plan.
Elastics are crucial at Johnson Orthodontics if bite correction is needed. They're commonly strung between upper and lower bracket hooks. This arrangement pulls 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. Johnson. These bands can anchor braces and orthodontic appliances, although they're not always necessary.
Tiny rubber rings or bands, known as elastic ties, secure the archwire to the brackets. These bands offer flexibility compared to spacers and come in numerous colors.
Also referred to as separators, these small elastic "donuts" or rings create space between your teeth, usually before the application of bands.