What are Braces?
Orthodontic braces are fixed dental appliances that straighten the teeth and align the bite by slowly moving the teeth into their desired positions. They can treat a whole host of concerns including crowding, spacing, overjet teeth, an underbite, overbite, crossbite or openbite. Keep in mind, however, that everybody’s mouth is different so the type of braces that work for one patient may not work for another. At your consultation, Dr. Moon can help you decide on the treatment that is best for you.
TYPES OF BRACES
Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, more attractive and durable.
For those patients with a nickel allergy or hypersensitivity, Dr. Moon suggests nickel-free MTX brackets from Dynaflex as one option to reduce exposure to the nickel Ion.
No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
Our clear braces (brackets) are made of translucent ceramic-porcelain material that does not stain. They are popular with patients due to their cosmetic appeal.
Gold Plated Braces
Gold plated braces use electroplated 24-karat gold metal brackets. Do you have a nickel allergy or hypersensitivity? Gold braces are another great alternative for our nickel sensitive patients.
The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign System.
Dr. Moon is awesome! My entire treatment was 14 months when others were telling me that it would take 20 to 24 months. Each visit was very easy, enjoyable, and fun! I highly recommend seeing Dr. Moon for your braces!H.W.
Dr. Moon and his staff are very knowledgeable, professional, and caring. He really takes the time to explain things at every visit. You can tell that Dr. Moon truly cares about his patients.S.M.
I highly recommend Dr. Moon. I was told by several other people that I wasn't a candidate for Invisalign, but Dr. Moon took on my case and treated me with Invisalign. I absolutely love the result!P.B.
I love this office. Dr. Moon and his staff go out of their way to make sure that my son is being taken care of at each visit. You can really tell that they take pride in their work and care about the people they treat!H.M