Orthodontics — which most of us know as braces — describes the art of using appliances to straighten and align teeth. At The Modern Dentist, our professional Naples dentist uses braces to move teeth into their proper position.
Dr. Vanessa Rashid will bond brackets to your teeth with arch wires threaded through the brackets. The arch wires act as a track, guiding each tooth to its proper position.
The Modern Dentist offers the following orthodontic services:
There are several types of orthodontic braces available to our Naples dental patients, including traditional metal braces, ceramic ‘tooth-colored’ braces and clear plastic braces.
- Ceramic ‘Tooth-Colored’ Braces: Ceramic braces are translucent brackets that blend in with your natural tooth color. They are used with patients who are concerned about the appearance of their smile as they are less metallic looking than traditional braces. Ceramic braces are designed to resist staining and discoloration over long periods of time.
- Metal Braces: Metal-wired braces are made of stainless steel and sometimes include titanium, and are the most widely used. These conventional braces, which require ties to hold the archwire in place, sometimes use newer self-tying brackets. These newer brackets can help to reduce friction between the wire and the slot of the bracket, providing a therapeutic benefit.
- Clear Braces: These braces serve as a cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces by blending in more with the natural color of your teeth. Typically, these brackets are made of plastic materials and function in a similar manner to traditional metal brackets. Clear elastic ties and white metal ties are available to be used with these clear braces to help keep the appliances less conspicuous.