Braces

Braces

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many patients wonder… is it worth it? What results will I see? What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment? These are all perfectly normal questions. 

Braces can straighten teeth, close gaps in teeth, and better space out teeth, all resulting in a more confident smile. The assumption is that braces are primarily about improving appearance. But that's only one of the many benefits of straight teeth:

  • Alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding that can lead to TMJ, ineffective chewing and digestion problems, and even neck pain or headaches
  • Teeth are less prone to injury
  • Improves oral health--teeth are easier to brush and floss
  • Leads to healthier gums, better prevention of cavities and periodontal disease

An attractive smile can contribute to a positive self-image. When you come to Dental Care of Shelbyville for a consultation about braces, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive exam and discuss whether and what kind of braces are best for you. Call us at 317-604-5275 to schedule an appointment. 

Damon Clear Braces

Just as the name implies, Damon Clear braces are clear and discrete. Some clear braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties, which often yellow during treatment. But because Damon braces are tieless, they're exempt from stains and discoloration. Damon Clear braces are designed for accurate tooth movement and long-lasting results. And because the need for an expander is lower, Damon braces are less likely to interfere with your speech.

Although the length of treatment varies from patient to patient, treatment time with Damon Clear is up to six months faster than with conventional braces – and this method is more comfortable. Because Damon don't need to be "tightened," you won't experience pain after office appointments.

Your dentist at Dental Care of Shelbyville can determine whether Damon Clear braces are a good option for you. Call us at 317-604-5275.

Damon Braces

A nice smile is not only beautiful, it also promotes good health. No matter what age you are, it is never too early or too late to invest in braces. Damon braces are appliances that are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces. But instead of having brackets that tighten and adjust the braces regularly, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they realign. This makes them more comfortable, better looking and able to provide strong results in a shorter time. Damon braces are more effective at correcting severe crowding, are more comfortable and have a lower relapse rate, 

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Fastbraces

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Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth (by the tongue and palate), rather than in front, and therefore offer a great cosmetic alternative for those who want their teeth straightened without the braces showing. This partly explains why they are more common among adults than children. One other advantage is that if you play a wind instrument or a sport, lingual braces are easier to adapt to than traditional braces.

Not everyone can wear lingual braces. The teeth must be long enough to provide sufficient room to glue the braces on the inside of the teeth; therefore, lingual braces may not work for children or someone with especially small teeth. You also cannot wear lingual braces if you have excessive bite problems.

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Myobrace

The Myobrace® System is preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intraoral appliances that are worn for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping.

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Self-Ligating Braces

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WildSmiles

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