Harmony Braces

Harmony Braces

Harmony is an innovative self-ligating system of braces. With Harmony, no elastic ties are used to hold the archwires in place, resulting in shorter visits as well as quicker and easier wire changes. Harmony brackets are digitally designed using advanced CAD/CAM technology. The brackets are customized for each patient’s case. http://ow.ly/lLzOC

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Using the iTero 3D intra-oral scanner

Using the iTero 3D intra-oral scanner, we can take accurate impressions of your teeth and gums digitally. No more messy putty impressions! iTero results in greater accuracy and fewer appointments. The scan is quick and easy.

At Rappahannock Orthodontics, 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.

Whether you’re an adult, teen or child, our experienced team is committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful and confident smile! http://ow.ly/lLzj5

Have you been told you have a crossbite, overbite, or an underbite?

Do you know what each means?

***Underbite: a condition in which the lower teeth land in front of the upper teeth when the jaws are closed. Ideally the lower front teeth are supposed to lie behind the upper teeth.

***Overbite: is the term that refers to the overlap of the upper teeth over the lower teeth.

***Crossbite: One or more teeth may be tilted toward the cheek (known as buccal) or toward the tongue (known as lingual) as compared to the tooth above it.

How Long Should I wear my retainer?

How Long After My Braces Come Off Should I Wear My Retainer?

When we remove your braces, we will evaluate the condition of the bone structure surrounding your teeth and determine how well it is adjusting to the new position of your teeth. For the first few months, we may require you to wear your retainer both day and night, except during meal times and for brushing and flossing.

As the bone and gum tissues adjust to your new smile, we may determine that you need to wear your retainer only at night. After about one year of wearing the retainer every night, you may be able to take a couple of nights off each week.

However, we do not recommend ever stopping permanently. To best secure the position of the teeth, especially through future extractions and oral health changes, wearing your retainer a few nights a week will be necessary for many years.

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