The Braces Basics

Braces are a type of fixed orthodontic appliance, so they’re bonded to the teeth. Ideal for kids, teenagers and adults, braces use gentle pressure to align your bite and give you a healthy, straight smile. At the Brace Place, we have technologically advanced options to fit your lifestyle and help you achieve results way more comfortably than ever before. To learn more about our Claremore and Tulsa, OK braces treatments, read on or book a free consultation with Dr. Patel online or by calling us at (918) 749-8817 (Tulsa) or (918) 342-1240 (Claremore).

The Components

Today’s modern braces are light, comfy, advanced and a lot more attractive. We offer both metal braces and clear braces and if you want to really show off your personality, you can choose to add colored bands. Regardless of the type, braces consist of brackets and wires. The brackets are the specially shaped pieces that are affixed to the teeth. The arch wire is bent to reflect how your bite should look. We thread the wire through the brackets and as it returns to its original shape, it applies steady, gentle force to move the teeth into their ideal position.

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An Upgraded Classic

Braces have been around for a really long time and we still use them because they’re so effective on a wide variety of cases. If you have images of bulky, gleaming hardware in your mind, you’ll be happy to learn that there have been some fantastic advances in orthodontics. Brackets are smaller and smoother and wires are gentler, providing continuous small amounts of force over time for less discomfort and better results. Plus, with the advent of clear, ceramic braces, you can tap into the benefits of the treatment in a way that’s a lot less noticeable. Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Patel today to find out which type of braces will help you achieve your dream smile. To book your visit, give us a ring at (918) 749-8817 (Tulsa) or (918) 342-1240 (Claremore).

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