Traditional Orthodontics – Cumming, GA
More Than Just
Back in the day, if someone needed braces, they basically just had one choice, but now, there are many varieties that can easily suit each unique patient. In addition to regular braces, we also offer INBRACE hidden braces and even self-ligating braces that can drastically speed up treatment. Whatever you or your child might need to achieve a straight and beautiful smile, we’re ready to provide it, and you can learn more by scheduling a FREE consultation today to discuss traditional orthodontics in Cumming, GA!
Why Choose Serenity Orthodontics for Traditional Orthodontic Treatments?
- Dentist with Nearly a Decade of Orthodontic Experience
- Happy to Help Children & Adults Alike
- Insurance Accepted, 0% Interest Financing
Phase One Orthodontics
Before a child gets braces, some can benefit from Phase One Orthodontics, which serves to correct alignment problems in the baby teeth so that the adult teeth have the best possible chance of coming in straight. It can also help a child break certain habits that might contribute to more orthodontic issues in the future, such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. Typically, when a child undergoes Phase One, they spend much less time getting orthodontic treatment versus when a child just uses braces alone.
Traditional Metal Braces
When it comes to correcting crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth or misaligned bites, traditional metal braces are one of the most reliable, durable, and affordable solutions available today. They still use a system of brackets and wires to shift the teeth, but thankfully, the appliance is much smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable compared to the braces you likely saw growing up. Even better, we can now combine braces with treatments like Propel, AcceleDENT, and clear aligners to help patients achieve their results much faster than in the past.
Rather than giving our patients a “one-size-fits-all” treatment, Dr. Podray can use a digital impression and advanced Insignia software to digitally design and personalize every aspect of a patient’s orthodontic appliance. From the shape of the wires to the placement of the brackets, each little detail can be engineered to ensure a patient gets the perfect results as easily as possible. This approach even allows for quick and easy bracket placement, which not only helps patients save time, but also lowers the chances that mid-treatment adjustments will be needed. The end result is a smooth and comfortable journey to a gorgeous smile of straight teeth.
Ceramic braces offer the best of everything. They work just like traditional metal braces, meaning they are extremely effective at aligning the teeth and bite, but there is one big difference: the brackets are made of a clear ceramic. This helps the appliance blend into the teeth and have a more subtle appearance. These are paired with tooth-colored wires, and the end result is barely noticeable unless you’re really looking. This allows children, teens, and adults to get the treatment they need without having to worry about their daily appearance.
Traditionally, the wires used with braces are held against the teeth using small rubber bands called “elastics.” With self-ligating braces, however, each individual bracket has a small latch that goes over the wire. This provides several benefits. It helps the wire move more smoothly against the brackets, leading to a faster and more comfortable treatment. Plus, it often enables our team to shift the teeth without having to use expanders or extractions like we would with traditional braces. Also, thanks to the latches, adjustment appointments are extremely quick as well.
If you were to see a person with lingual braces smile right now, you wouldn’t be able to tell that anything was on their teeth. Why? Because lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth instead of the front, so rather than wires and brackets, all people will see is your normal smile! Lingual braces allow teenage and adult patients to enjoy all the advantages of braces while also maintaining their regular appearance.
TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices)
Sometimes, specific teeth within the mouth need to shift in a way that can’t be accomplished with braces alone. This is where TADs come into play. Using a fast and comfortable procedure, we can place a small surgical screw into the jawbone and loop an elastic band around it that attaches to the bracket on a tooth. This helps provide the necessary force so the tooth will move in the desired direction.