December 2011

Are braces very painful?

Braces themselves are not painful. We find that when we initially move teeth, there is some discomfort. We like to equate it to working out or skiing for the first time in months. You will find that you are sore for the next couple of days. The same applies to braces. On average you will …

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How long will I have to wear braces?

Treatment time is determined on an individual bases. We have to take into consideration exactly what goals we are trying to accomplish and then determine treatment time. Thanks to today’s new technology, such as the Synergy-R bracket, we are finding treatment time is significantly lower. Treatment can average from 15 to 18 months for less …

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What is a braces energy chain?

An energy chain is used to close space and move teeth along the archwire. It’s most commonly used in the latter half of your treatment when we are preparing the final adjustments before your braces come off. If you’d like more information, just give us a call or ask at your next appointment!

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