How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be 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 choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. 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.
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our door. Call us today!
What are braces?
Braces are used to help improve the look and feel of your! There are several different types of braces to choose from , including:
* Clear braces
* Ceramic braces
* Self-ligating braces
* Traditional metal braces
* Invisible braces
The braces are placed on your teeth and are positioned very precisely and then literally glued to your teeth. Once the braces are adhered to the teeth then the archwires are placed which cause the teeth to mover to their ideal positions.
Call Rappahannock Orthodontics today! 540-371-2611
Dr. Caspersen and Staff recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our door. Whether you’re an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable team is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve – a healthy, beautiful one!
Call us today to set up an appointment! 540-371-2611
Or visit our website at http://www.drcaspersen.com
Game, Set, Match – we have great news for athletes!
You can still play sports even while undergoing orthodontic treatment! If you do play sports, it’s recommended that you wear a mouthguard in order to protect your teeth and your appliance. Let your doctor know if you need help finding the right mouthguard for the best protection.
In case of a sports emergency, be sure to immediately check your mouth and your appliance for any damage that may have occurred. If you notice any loose teeth, or if your appliance has been damaged, please contact our office right away. You can temporarily relieve the discomfort with wax or by rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater.