Orthodontic Treatment In Raleigh, NC — Smile Your Brightest
Are you looking for orthodontic treatment for yourself or your children? Here at Carolina Braces, we cater to children from 7 years and adults of any age looking to improve their smiles. Schedule your appointment or consultation today.
Brace Yourself for Great Teeth!
When you smile or laugh, do you cover your mouth? Laughing is one of the most natural human actions; research shows we do it on average eight times a day. Yet, these studies also show that more than half of Americans (57%) cover their mouth when laughing due to insecurity over their teeth.
70% of people admit to feeling self-conscious about their teeth, making them the No. 1 facial insecurity. Orthodontic treatment is an effective and efficient means of improving the appearance of teeth, as well as reducing the likelihood of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Improvements in orthodontic technology have made getting the smile you seek a much more straightforward process. Today’s orthodontic treatment options are easy, quick, comfortable, and affordable. At Carolina Braces, we offer a range of different orthodontic treatments and utilize the latest technology, making us your best option for great smiles in Raleigh, NC.
Our Orthodontic Services
There are a number of common types of braces available today, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners. In this section, we will focus on three popular options: metal braces, Damon braces, and Invisalign® braces.
Metal braces have been around for many decades and continue to be a popular option, especially for children and teenagers. While traditionally they were quite bulky, today’s metal braces are more effective, comfortable, and discreet than in the past.
Braces are applied to the teeth and connected with a wire, which is tied to the braces with elastic ties. The teeth are moved with gentle pressure. Regular adjustments are required approximately every 4 to 8 weeks.
The advantages of metal braces are that they are durable (which makes them a good option for more serious cases), less expensive than other orthodontic options, and are available in different colors (which children love). They can be more challenging to keep clean than other options and are more visually noticeable, which may be off-putting for adults.
Another good option for straightening teeth, fixing bite problems, and correcting overcrowding is Damon braces. Rather than using elastic ties, Damon braces use a self-ligating system that connects archwires to brackets in order to fix dental issues.
There are a number of advantages to Damon braces over metal braces, including they are generally considered to be more comfortable with less noticeable pressure experienced during the treatment period.
Damon braces are also easier to clean since they have fewer parts and require fewer orthodontic visits and adjustments. With clear brackets, Damon braces are almost invisible and are a good option for those who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces. Prices are also comparable to metal braces.
Invisalign® is a hugely popular type of clear aligner which has been available since the end of the 20th century. This type of orthodontic treatment is less conspicuous than other options and can treat a variety of dental issues such as spacing issues and crowding. It also is effective at treating overbite, underbite, crossbite, and excessive overjet.
The benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners are that they are clear and transparent, require fewer appointments than other options, and are removable. The last point is especially useful, given that Invisalign® aligners can be removed for eating and brushing. This makes it easier to keep the aligners clean, allows for normal brushing and flossing of the teeth, and lets patients eat any type of food without having to worry about damaging their braces.
Invisalign® aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours per day, with treatment times averaging between 12 and 18 months. Compared to other orthodontic options, Invisalign® may be more expensive.
Why Choose Carolina Braces?
It is said that a smile can do many miracles. At Carolina Braces, we are passionate about improving smiles; our success is measured by the way our patients love their new and confident smiles. Check out why we are the best option for quality orthodontic treatment in Raleigh, NC.
We have mentioned how technology has allowed for significant advancements to be made in the field of orthodontics. We utilize the latest dental technology to improve every aspect of the orthodontic process.
Our iCat 3D Scanner provides information beyond the reach of traditional x-rays and scans. With it, we can see teeth, bone, roots, and soft tissue in all three dimensions. This allows us to plan orthodontic treatment plans that are more efficient.
Our iTero® Scanner allows us to capture an accurate, digital scan of your teeth without ever taking a mold. These wand maps help in planning the movement of your teeth. The Acceledent® Optima, in addition, helps us to speed up tooth movement by up to 50% with less overall discomfort.
Best Safety Standards
We believe in spreading smiles, not germs! We are proud to be setting a new standard of safety and cleanliness for our patients, our team, and our industry. Our safety standards include:
- Sanitizing stations
- Health screening
- Digital thermometers
- Protective masks
- Keywords with antimicrobial protection
- Face shields
- Hands-free vacuum
- MicroShiled 360to kill and prevent pathogens
- Air purification
- UV light technology
- Hospital-grade sterilization
We take pride in being an industry leader in safety. If you have any safety queries, feel free to talk to our team.
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Choose Carolina Braces — Your Smile Will Thank You!
If you are looking for an effective and efficient orthodontic treatment plan for yourself or your child, choose Carolina Braces. Schedule your appointment or consultation today.