All About Braces
It’s normal to be a little confused about how braces work. How is it possible for metal brackets and wires to physically move the teeth in your jaw?
Well, we can explain.
Braces apply constant, gentle pressure to your teeth, which moves your teeth into their proper positions over time. Your braces are at work every moment during your orthodontic treatment.
Those poor braces never get a break!
More About Braces
The two main components of your braces are the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the archwire that connects all the brackets.
This archwire is bent to reflect the way we want your teeth to look after treatment. As this wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth.
Makes sense, right?
Choose Your Look
At WOW! Smiles™, you'll always enjoy the latest, fastest and most comfortable orthodontic treatment options available. You can choose from a variety of treatment options.
Our Pitts 21 self-ligating braces are a revolutionary treatment option giving you greater comfort, faster results, and fewer appointments. They’re also our most popular braces option.
If you don’t want to be wearing braces for a long time, these braces are smaller and will move your teeth faster than ever before.
Ceramic braces use the same components as traditional braces, but instead of metal, the brackets are made of see-through ceramic material, so they’re less noticeable.
Our teen and adult patients will be excited to learn about our Pitts 21 clear braces because they’re more subtle than metal braces. They combine the comfort and efficiency of the Pitts 21 system with less noticeable ceramic brackets.
With this treatment option, it will be hard for anyone to even tell you’re straightening your smile!
Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners (like Invisalign) don't use brackets and wires to straighten your teeth.
The Invisalign system and our customized clear aligners are made up of a series of clear trays that are removable and nearly invisible.
Their soft plastic also means no friction or abrasions inside your mouth, so they’re more comfortable to wear.
Your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you, and we know how important it is to you to feel confident.