At Johnson Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, we use the latest technology to make sure our patients get the best care imaginable. We use two different types of high-tech braces, Damon® Braces, and Insignia, too.
Benefits of Damon Braces
With Insignia, Johnson Orthodontics in Colorado Springs can create a truly customized smile that looks perfect with your facial features.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before.
Phase I Treatment
It is best for an orthodontist to see children by age seven to advise if orthodontic treatment is required. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by this time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated.
Braces are amazing at straightening your smile. Yet, some foods aren’t so amazing to your braces. Below is a list of foods to avoid during treatment.
Foods to Avoid:
If you eat any of the above items, don’t worry. Just try to remember to brush your teeth as soon as possible after you eat them. If you aren’t able to brush your teeth right after, then just rinse your mouth out as best as you can with water. If you can’t avoid eating these items, Invisalign® may be the perfect option for your smile needs.
To successfully complete the treatment plan, the patient must work together with the orthodontist. The teeth and jaw can only move toward their corrected positions if the patient consistently wears the rubber bands or other appliances as prescribed. Damaged appliances lengthen the treatment time. Generally, a broken/loose bracket can be fixed at your next regular appointment. Accidents involving trauma to your face and lips should be managed by the Emergency Room or your General Dentist. If you have a pokey wire that you cannot manage with wax, call our office to be connected with someone who can help.
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