A Time-Tested Smile Solution
Dental braces rely on a system of brackets and wires to align the teeth and jaws for a beautiful smile and a more functional bite. Since they’re a fixed orthodontic appliance, they stay in place throughout your entire treatment. Braces are an excellent teeth-straightening option for people of all ages. To find out if you or your child is a candidate for orthodontic braces treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with our Durham, Raleigh and Cary orthodontist today!
Dr. VanderWall bonds the braces brackets to your teeth, either in the front or on the tongue-side, and then threads an archwire through the brackets. Depending on the type of braces, the wire may be secured with tiny elastics. The braces exert gentle pressure, which causes the teeth to move, while the archwire serves as a track to guide the teeth into their ideal positions.
Appliance Gets an Upgrade
Orthodontic braces are the classic smile makeover tool. However, they’ve experienced some major upgrades. Dr. VanderWall uses modern brackets and thin, shape-memory archwires that are more comfortable, more streamlined and more attractive than ever before. Whether you’re interested in braces for kids, teens or adults, we have options to fit your needs, ranging from traditional metal braces to state-of-the-art lingual braces that are completely hidden from view.