Understanding the Process
Starting your journey with braces is a big step, and we're here to guide you every inch of the way. Before we get those braces on, here's a peek into what happens:
- Picture Perfect: Dr. Paxon and our team will snap some photos and X-rays of your mouth. Sometimes, we might even use our fancy iTero Element scanner to get a super-detailed 3D image of your teeth and gums. This quick 10-15 minute process gives us a crystal-clear view of your mouth.
- Crafting Your Plan: With those images, Dr. Paxon crafts a plan just for you, detailing how each tooth should move for that perfect smile.
- Brace Yourself: Depending on your unique plan, we'll place the brackets just right. For instance, teeth that need a little tilt get different bracket placement than those that need a twist.
- Wired Up: Once the brackets are on, Dr. Paxon threads in the wire. These wires have tiny bends that apply just the right pressure to guide your teeth.
Modern Metal Braces: What's New?
Stepping into the world of braces? We've got a fun twist for you. At Beam Orthodontics, we believe your braces should be as unique as you are.
Whether you're cheering on your favorite sports team, flaunting your school colors, or just feeling a shade that speaks to you, we've got a palette of colors for your elastics that'll make your braces pop.
For those moments when you want to keep things a tad simpler, we offer classic shades like silver, gray, and even tooth-colored elastics. Your braces, your style!
Everyone's smile journey is unique. On average, our patients rock their metal braces for about 18 to 22 months. But here's the thing: it could be shorter or even a tad longer, all depending on your teeth and Dr. Paxon's master plan.
Some of our Beam family see their dream smile in just six months, while others with trickier teeth tales might take a bit over three years. But no matter the timeline, you'll see your teeth making moves pretty quickly, giving you more reasons to smile during the process.