Dr. Oleg Drut Explains: All About Braces

Dr Oleg Drut OrthodontistMy name is Dr. Oleg Drut and I am the Clinical Director at Diamond Braces. Here I will be giving you some useful information about braces. Braces are tools in the hands of an operator, in this case, an orthodontist. They are fixed appliances usually composed of brackets and wires designed to properly position teeth, correct misaligned bites, and fix structural issues with the jaw. There are several types of braces options available to treat various orthodontic issues from Damon Braces and other brands. The most common forms of braces are traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and lingual braces.

At Diamond Braces, we understand and value our patients’ specific needs. During your complimentary consultation, any one of our orthodontist specialists can explain which of these options suits you best. Below, you will find more information to educate you in regard to the numerous orthodontic treatment options and appliances available, as well as their pros and cons. For more in-depth information, check out our detailed case studies involving real Diamond Braces patients.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the traditional braces that you would find most people wearing. These are made of high-grade stainless steel and can be used to correct misaligned bites or jaws and crooked teeth by using metal brackets and arch-wires. These braces tend to work best, but they are still highly visible. Since metal braces are considered a medical orthodontic treatment, they are often covered by insurance, making them a common form of treatment for many. Metal braces also give the option to use colored rubber bands to create customized smiles for each patient. Kids love the colors!
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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are nearly identical to metal braces, only they spare one element: visibility. They are made of real porcelain and designed with tooth-colored brackets that blend in with the color of your teeth. Ceramic braces are both durable and reliable since they rarely break. Those who wish to hide the appearance of braces in the mouth often prefer ceramic braces.
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Incognito Braces

Incognito Lingual Braces are a brand of hidden braces. They are a special orthodontic treatment option that uses personalized braces placed behind a patient’s teeth. This is why they are called “incognito” – because they are completely hidden from view. This type of braces is customized for each patient.
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Tips for Picking Braces Colors

Choosing colors for your braces is fun. However, for many people it can be a difficult decision. Sometimes the choices may seem overwhelming. In order to point you in the right direction, we put together some fun ideas to help you pick colors for your braces. Remember, you can always change your colors at your next appointment.
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Orthodontic Emergencies

While rare, orthodontic emergencies can happen. We take emergencies very seriously and have created an outline of some common situations and how to handle them. Depending on the type of emergency, many of these issues can be treated at home. Unless you are in pain or experiencing severe discomfort, you may avoid an extra trip to the office by using the tips offered by Diamond Braces.
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To get started with braces, contact us at Diamond Braces today. Our orthodontists have many years of experience and can help you feel and look your best with your brightest and healthiest smile. Call 201.308.8181 to learn more or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment now.

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