How Orthodontic Treatment Works

//How Orthodontic Treatment Works
How Orthodontic Treatment Works 2017-10-27T13:59:37+00:00

​How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.

Braces In General:

Erica B: Actual Patient of Dr. Bubon; Results achieved without extractions and in less than 2 years! This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. You can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Duration of Treatment:

Courtney B: Actual Patient of Dr. Bubon; Treated in 2 phases but only needed 8 months of braces to achieve these results!

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take as few as six months.

Affordable Orthodontic Care

Our scale of operation allows us to take advantage of efficiencies to reduce overall costs and overhead. We pass those costs savings on to our clients!

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What Can I Eat With Braces?

What to do after a braces appointment and how to set up for a successful time in braces may seem, to some, as a mystery. At Bubon Orthodontics we’re here to help make this transition as seamless as possible. Your time in braces is filled with adjustments—and not just the braces adjustments that occur at your orthodontist appointment! You will need to make several lifestyle adjustments while you wear braces, one of the most notable adjustments being your menu. It’s important to follow your orthodontist’s advice about what foods to avoid while in braces. Certain foods can increase the risk of a bracket or wire breaking. This could mean an extra trip to the office and may even slow down your treatment time. There are a lot of foods that you can eat with braces and a bunch of websites that offer both adult and kid-friendly recipes! For example, Super Healthy Kids offers a week’s worth of meal plans for someone new to braces. A breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner option are outlined for each day. The site includes recipes for items such as homemade pudding, creamy polenta, chili, miso soup, grilled tofu, and homemade applesauce and smoothies. Another [...]

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