Recent improvements in traditional braces have made them smaller, stronger and less noticeable. Metal braces are the most common type of braces, and are more comfortable now than ever before. With metal braces, you have the option to customize your smile by choosing different colored elastic ties - the little donut shaped rubber bands that hold your arch wire in.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are less visible than metal braces. Generally, ceramic braces require a little more TLC because they are more fragile than metal braces. Patients who choose ceramic braces must maintain excellent oral hygiene to help keep the elastic ties from discoloring. Because ceramic braces require a bit more care, they are popular with adults and older teenagers.
The use of self-ligating brackets is a new, clinically proven treatment approach. Self-ligating brackets use lower force mechanics that are more comfortable and faster. This system typically reduces treatment times and requires fewer orthodontic appointments. This means less school or work time missed.
Donna has 17 years dental experience. She is the one that will handle all your financial needs throughout treatment. Donna has been married to her husband Ed for three years, has three children, and a new grandson named Brayden! Donna enjoys camping, fishing, and metal detecting!
The HARMONY System attaches to the interior side of your teeth, so no one knows you are wearing braces but you. The HARMONY System is engineered to be small and smooth, which helps you adapt quickly and comfortably to your orthodontic treatment. The self ligating technology that is built into the HARMONY System offers more control in the hands of Dr. Knierim to achieve precise tooth alignment. Self ligating technology does away with elastic O-rings, so friction in the system is reduced which leads to a more comfortable experience throughout treatment.