Different Types of Braces

Braces are used to correct “bad bites,” or malocclusion (teeth that are crowded or crooked). In some cases, your teeth may be straight, but your upper and lower jaws may not meet properly. These jaw or tooth alignment problems may be inherited or could result from injury, early or late tooth loss or thumb-sucking. Crooked teeth can be a real problem, no matter how old you are or what condition your mouth is in. You can use braces to correct misaligned teeth at any age, just so long as your teeth and gums are reasonably strong. The typical treatment duration is around two years, but your own prognosis will depend on how much work needs to be done to straighten your teeth and fix your bite. 

At Beautiful Smiles Dental Care in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer a variety of braces options to ensure the alignment needs of each patient are met. Learn more about each, below.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces in design and size. However, instead of metal brackets and wires, they feature clear brackets that blend in better with teeth. Some even have tooth-colored wires as well. Ceramic braces are well suited for many patients who do not have severe misalignments. Your orthodontist will let you know if you're a good candidate after they examine your teeth. 

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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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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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 If you live in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, you can visit [name of practice] to find these types of braces, among other excellent dental treatments. For further questions, please contact us at 904-733-3360. We hope to talk to you soon.