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Everyone's teeth are different and must be treated individually. All the braces Dr. Jennifer Yau uses have customized prescriptions. They are prescribed to achieve specific tooth movements so that the teeth are in their ideal positions.
Metal braces is the most typical orthodontic treatment seen. They usually involve a rainbow of colors (if wished), which can be perfect for any upcoming holidays.
Clear braces are less visible since they are more translucent. They are perfect for those who looking for something more esthetic or are allergic to certain metals.
Self-ligating braces incorporate features that eliminates the need for individual elastomeric ties. Without the ties, the braces are easier to clean and maintain better hygiene.
These are braces behind the teeth. If a patient with lingual braces smiles, no braces can be seen. We currently do not offer this in our office, but we will be happy to refer you to someone who does offer this!
The wires attaching the brackets together are customized to the teeth. We start with light, gentle NiTi wires that include memory. What does "memory" mean? These wires, originally invented by NASA, are able to remember their original shape and are specialized in creating beautiful smiles. They apply soft forces and ease the crooked teeth to straightness.
Towards the middle of treatment, Dr. Jennifer Yau will begin bending the wires to personalize the braces to each patient. Every tooth is slightly different and will need small, detailed modifications, which are done by Dr. Yau.