Jacaranda Smiles offers a wide array of braces and appliances to provide the best possible treatment customized to your needs.
Empower is all about choice, and most importantly, it is the most complete self-ligating bracket system in the world. With clear, metal, and molar options, as well as interactive and passive designs.
These brackets provide a low-ligation force during initial leveling and alignment with exceptional torque and rotation control during finishing. Empower’s interactive self-ligating system offers the benefits of less friction at the beginning of treatment and more control in the later stages to assist with final torques and rotations.
These passive brackets provide low ligation forces throughout all stages of treatment. Empower’s passive self-ligating system offers the benefits of less friction and lower force mechanics throughout treatment. No wires are actively engaged by the clip.
The Invisalign® System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult and older teenagers with certain orthodontic problems. The most important advantage of this system is obviously near invisibility of the treatment. You can also keep your teeth much cleaner as the trays can be removed at will. Of course, this also means much more discipline on the part of our patients, as they have to make sure the trays are worn correctly for any tooth movement. They are comfortable to wear and remove easily when you eat, brush, and floss. Be sure to ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® System.
Lingual braces are placed behind the upper and/or lower teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing effect. Because the brackets and archwire are actually placed at the back of your teeth, they are virtually undetectable, allowing you to retain your normal appearance for the duration of your treatment.
Your doctor took courses specializing in the placement of these braces. They are custom made for your maxillofacial structure. While some patients note problems with speech initially, such problems generally disappear within a few weeks and with practice.
Acceledent is the latest innovation in orthodontic treatment. It works in conjunction with orthodontic braces and Invisalign®. It’s an accessory that, if used for at least 20 minutes daily, it can speed up the braces treatment time to as much as 50%. The device is lightweight and while hands-free, it’s still easy and convenient to use. It provides a vibrating motion that works to stimulate the bones of the teeth, accelerating its movement and placement along with dental braces or aligners.
This technology is also new in orthodontics as it tries to speed up tooth movement by increasing the circulation of blood cells in the bone around each tooth. It is a much more focused application than the Acceledent and proven to work just as well.
Please ask if you have any questions about your options.