Advanced Braces in Austin, TX
Achieve Your Best Smile in Less Time
15 years ago, metal braces with colorful bands were simply a rite of passage for most teenagers. Too often, the bands would snap, the brackets would break off, and the wire would come loose. Additionally, it was more difficult to keep the bands clean and free of food particles. As a result, dentists and orthodontists found these types of braces more often lead to tooth decay and cavities.
Today, orthodontists offer a variety of solutions to this problem. One of the most effective solutions on the market for patients age 12 and up is advanced braces in Austin, TX, offered by Austin Orthodontics. Advanced, self-ligating braces offer many benefits that traditional, antiquated metal braces do not.
Smaller Brackets Show More of Your Smile
With traditional metal braces, the brackets often cover much of the area of the tooth, resulting in a mostly-metal smile during your treatment. Metal braces also require special rubber bands to hold the wires in place. Our advanced braces utilize smaller ForestadentⓇ brackets with a strong and thin piece of equipment called an archwire. This way, more of your smile is visible without being obstructed by large, unappealing brackets.
As an added bonus, self-ligating braces use unique technology with a sliding door mechanism, meaning no rubber bands to hold the archwire in place, removing the need for additional clutter in your mouth that metal braces demand. With our advanced, self-ligating braces, you will put your best smile forward from day one!
Self-Ligating Braces Give You a Healthier Smile
As you can imagine, the additional clutter in your mouth that traditional metal braces require makes it difficult to keep your mouth healthy. The bands, called ligatures, required to hold the archwire in place are impossible to completely clean, which leaves food particles in your braces. Trapped food particles can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Even worse, as the ligatures snap, they no longer apply the correct amount of pressure to move the tooth. This adds to the time that you are in braces.
Since our advanced braces do not require ligatures to hold the archwire in place, it means that each bracket is “self-ligating.” The benefit to you is that they allow easier care of your mouth, reducing the risk for cavities and tooth decay. Also, the lack of ligatures means you don’t have to worry about your treatment taking longer than projected
Faster Treatment & Fewer Office Visits
Advanced, self-ligating braces aren’t simply more aesthetically pleasing and healthier; they are also an advanced technology that straightens your teeth faster with fewer adjustments. Traditional metal braces require a visit monthly, at the very least, barring emergency visits to replace bands and brackets. Additionally, you can expect traditional braces to take up to two years! With our advanced braces, you can expect a 35% faster treatment than traditional metal braces, with a visit only once 8 – 10 weeks!
Get a Smile You Can’t Wait to Show Off
Overall, self-ligating braces have much to offer those who want a healthier smile – discreetly and quickly. With traditional metal braces, you are constantly faced with fragile bands, large brackets, and frequent appointments. With self-ligating braces, you don’t have to sacrifice your schedule every single month or worry about broken bands hindering your treatment process. Additionally, the brackets themselves are smaller and less obstructive to your smile, giving you confidence throughout your treatment. With faster treatment, fewer visits, and smaller and easier-to-clean brackets, you will get the smile you will love for the rest of your life! What are you waiting for? Get the smile you can’t wait to show off!
Experience Advanced Braces in Austin, TX
To experience our 5-star-rated orthodontic care, schedule your Complimentary Dr. Briggs Foundational Assessment today by calling 512-331-7900 or by clicking here to use our convenient online request form. This assessment covers:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Thorough Examination
- Digital X-Rays & Images
- Custom Treatment Plan
- Get Started The Same Day If Dr. Briggs Says You're Ready!
We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment. We look forward to meeting you!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Austin, TX, our orthodontist and team at Austin Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Leander, Hutto & Pflugerville, TX & the surrounding areas.