Ollins Orthodontics is your Clifton braces expert
Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment, and we’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces. If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Clifton area, the team at Ollins Orthodontics is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Clifton and the surrounding communities.
Braces treatment with your Clifton braces expert
Before we put your braces on, our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth that will determine how your brackets are placed. Our orthodontists, Dr. Bruce Ollins or Gabrial Ollins will then use this data to formulate a customized treatment plan based on your particular orthodontic needs, which will include information about the movements each tooth needs to make in order to achieve optimal positioning.
Once the brackets have been attached, wire is inserted to provide customized pressure on all the teeth that need to be moved. Through a process called remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise movements of the teeth. This process involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around its root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly moves teeth into the correct position.
Remodeling can only occur if constant pressure is put on a tooth. This means that teeth will often begin drifting back towards their old positions over time once your braces are removed. Fortunately, regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep teeth in their new and improved positions!
What your Clifton braces expert offers
Did you know that today’s braces are better than ever? All of our treatment options are excellent and can correct a variety of oral issues, from simple to complex. Since traditional braces work to close gaps and align teeth faster than other treatments they can potentially have a shorter treatment time. They are also a cost-effective treatment option if you’re concerned about your budget. The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are a big part of why they’ve withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment year after year.
The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. These are normally made out of high-grade stainless steel, these braces work to straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and also more fun than ever - you have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment! If you prefer a more subtle approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Another option for straightening your smile, ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material instead. Ceramic braces tend to be used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth. They’re very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a discrete treatment option. Since the brackets tend to be a bit larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we normally won’t recommend them for our younger patients.
Traditional braces can help increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process because you can see clear signs of improvement relatively quickly.
Your trusted Clifton braces expert
Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile and your life! At Ollins Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Bruce Ollins and Dr. Gabriel Ollins and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, Dr. Bruce Ollins and Dr. Gabriel Ollins will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!