why braces

Why Braces?

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you'll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal or ceramic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. You can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in the brackets. Wires are also made from the latest materials and move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient's mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond differently to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient's diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Early or Phase I treatments may take as few as six months.

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Spartanburg: 864-585-8709

319 North Pine Street, Suite 5, Spartanburg SC 29302

Roebuck: 864-641-6245

4385 South Church Street Ext., Roebuck SC 29376

Piedmont Orthodontic Associates provides quality orthodontics for children, teens, and adults in Spartanburg, SC and the surrounding areas. Dr. Ernest Gardner, Jr. specializes in orthodontics, offering Invisalign as well as traditional braces. Contact Piedmont Orthodontic Associates to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation.

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