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Orthodontics / Braces
4 Types of Braces
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type, and more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, they straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
SPEED Braces have revolutionized orthodontics by eliminating the need for the elastics that traditional braces require to straighten teeth. Instead, SPEED Braces use an energy-storing component called a 'Spring Clip' to straighten teeth. The SPEED Spring Clip works like a computer chip inside your braces. The Spring Clip is 'programmed' by your orthodontist when SPEED Braces are placed on your teeth. The Spring Clip, made of a 'Super-Elastic' space age material, then follows the programmed instructions by applying a light continuous force to gently move teeth to their correct position. Only SPEED Braces contain a 'Super-Elastic' Spring Clip. The result is greater comfort, and potentially fewer appointments and more 'SPEEDy' treatment. SPEED Braces are small; typically 1/3 smaller than traditional braces, and they look great! SPEED's small footprint results in less food trapping, so good oral hygiene is easier to maintain throughout your treatment.
Express Smiles™ is comprised of a very select group of dentists with years of experience of successful orthodontic and general practice experience. The focus of Express Smiles is to provide a viable alternative to patients who are candidates for cosmetic orthodontics that will provide excellent results in two to four months.
Express Smiles utilizes technology and techniques in the hands of well-trained, providers to achieve the desired results.
The mission of Express Smiles is to provide the best in cost-effective outcome, focused on cosmetic orthodontics.
Everyone wants a beautiful, striking smile — now it is available to indicated patients in two to four months!
How long does the Express Smiles™ treatment take?
Most Express Smiles cases are completed in 2 to 4 months. However, your certified Express Smiles provider will advise you of your expected treatment time.
How does Express Smiles straighten and align my teeth in just 2 to 4 months?
Express Smiles utilizes proprietary custom wires and brackets for the procedure. We are not trying to alter your bite or jaw function. Contact your local certified Express Smiles provider to get an individual assessment.
Will metal braces be visible during my treatment?
Express Smiles offers bracket options that include clear brackets and tooth covered wires. Often, the appliance is out of sight and on the back side of the teeth.
What about the cost?
Cost depends on whether you need both upper and lower teeth straightened. Express Smiles™ can be less than one half of the cost of traditional orthodontics.
Will I have to wear a retainer after treatment?
Yes. All orthodontic treatments require some form of post treatment retention. The Express Smiles retention method is invisible.
What is the difference between Express Smiles and other forms of orthodontics?
Express Smiles utilizes proprietary brackets and wires for a purely cosmetic treatment plan. Express Smiles does not attempt, in any way, to change your bite or jaw function.