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What are Braces?

Braces are fixed orthodontic appliances that use steady, gentle pressure to shift your teeth into their correct places and improve your bite.


The Basics

Braces involve a system of brackets and wires. The brackets are cemented to your teeth and Dr. Chan runs an archwire through them. This wire acts as a track guiding your pearly whites into position. Depending on the type of braces, other components could include elastics, ties or coil springs.

Sleeker Than Ever

Though braces have a reputation as being a gleaming, unwieldy symbol of adolescence, today there are tons of options for patients of all ages, including discreet versions. Even traditional metal braces are more streamlined and attractive than they used to be. Braces remain a popular choice since they can effectively and efficiently treat a variety of cases including crowding, spacing, overbites, underbites and crossbites. At your consultation, Dr. Chan will help you decide on the braces that will work best for your smile.

We Create Confident Smiles

Let’s discuss your treatment goals and how we can help you achieve a grin you’re proud of.