What is orthodontics?

Bemis Family Dental offers many orthodontic treatments for our patients. If you have been referred to us for orthodontic treatment, or you are just looking to have that beautiful straight smile, we are here to help. Orthodontic treatment helps improve a person’s appearance, corrects teeth, and helps with oral function also.

Scheduling a consultation with us helps our team to get to know your goals, discuss all treatment options, and helps you choose the treatment that is best for you.

What types of braces are available?

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces offered today. Braces offer more comfort today with the latest technology than ever before. With traditional braces we have a superior ability to control and move a patient’s teeth into place. These braces are made out of stainless steel or titanium and are extremely durable.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating Braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they do not use any elastics. Special clips or brackets are used with this type of brace, and these help to move your teeth into place. This helps reduce discomfort and the amount of pressure placed on your teeth. Overall, this type of brace tends to be more comfortable. Self-Ligating braces offer various types of brackets such as metal, ceramic or clear options.

Clear (ceramic) Braces

Ceramic braces give patients an alternative to traditional metal braces. They are discrete and blend in more with your natural teeth. Ceramic braces are made out of aluminum, and the brackets tend to be bigger compared to other types of brackets. Ceramic braces are a great option and provide the same results as metal braces.