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Why have braces

The benefits of braces extend far beyond improved appearance. Braces can also fix speech impediments and digestive issues, and help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and oral trauma.

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How do braces work?

Braces work by applying constant, gentle pressure to your teeth, and moving your pearly whites into the desired position.

We tend to think of teeth as being connected directly to our jawbones, so you may have a hard time imagining how teeth can be manipulated.

Here's the truth: Under your gums lies a membrane surrounded by your bones that anchors your teeth to your jaw. It's this membrane that moves your teeth and responds to the braces.

 How do braces work?

What are the newest braces options?

Recent advances in orthodontic technology have led to improvements in braces. Here are your options at Harris Orthodontics.

Invisalign® treatment is ideal for those who are concerned with how treatment will affect the appearance of their teeth. It's completely clear and it's even removable!

SureSmile® braces provide a faster and more accurate treatment thanks to cutting-edge robotics.

Lingual braces are placed completely behind your teeth, so your treatment can really go incognito.

Clear braces make for a subtle smile treatment. The ceramic material of the brackets seamlessly blends into your smile.

Even traditional metal braces can now provide a more comfortable fit and are less noticeable than the braces of yesteryear. They also come in glimmering gold braces for that extra sparkle whenever you smile.

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What are the three phases of braces treatment?

Orthodontic treatment consists of three phases: the planning phase, the active phase and the retention phase.

 What are the three phases of braces treatment?

Stage 1: The planning phase

During the planning stage, we'll obtain any needed records for planning your custom orthodontic treatment. We will:

  • Analyse your dental and medical history
  • Make an impression of your teeth
  • Photograph your head, face and neck
  • X-ray the relevant areas
  • Present you with the best treatment options for you

Stage 2: The active phase

The active phase refers to the time you are in treatment. It starts right after getting your brackets or aligners fitted. You will need to schedule regular appointments with your orthodontist during this phase to monitor your progress.

Stage 3: The retention phase

We want to make sure you maintain your gorgeously straightened smile for the rest of your life. It's at this point that you'll be provided with retainers to hold your teeth in their newly aligned positions.

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