Ollins Orthodontics is your Nutley braces expert

If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Nutley area, the team at Ollins Orthodontics is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Nutley and the surrounding communities. We’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces, which are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment.

Braces treatment with your Nutley braces expert

Our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before we put your braces on. Our orthodontists, Dr. Bruce Ollins and Dr. Gabriel 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. This will determine how your brackets are placed.

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. Cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around the root when your braces put pressure on a tooth. Together with the wire, this creates a negative pressure on one side of the tooth This is where the 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 Nutley braces expert offers

Did you know that today’s braces are better than ever? 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. All of our treatment options are excellent and can correct a variety of oral issues, from simple to complex. Traditional metal braces often work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might, potentially shortening your overall treatment time, while also representing a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.

Metal Braces

The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. 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. Normally constructed with high-grade stainless steel, metal braces work to straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires.

Ceramic Braces

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.

Since you can often see visible signs of improvement relatively quickly, traditional braces can increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process!

Your trusted Nutley braces expert

At Ollins Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Bruce Ollins, Dr. Gabriel Ollins, and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, Dr. Gabriel Ollins or Dr. Bruce Ollins will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life, regardless of age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. 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!