Braces technology with awesome benefits!
Should I Care About Braces?
Better experiences. Better Results.
We don’t use technology for technology’s sake. We’re constantly innovative for one purpose — to enhance your in-office experience and make your life and oral health better!
That innovation includes the kinds of brackets, braces, and systems we use. At Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics, we use high-quality braces simply because we care about giving you the best care we can. These systems provide more flexible care and truly give our patients an awesome orthodontic experience!
Why Should You Care:
Some of the surprising benefits of modern braces technology:
Advanced Metal Braces
Amazing Results From Advanced Braces
At Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics, we use a special kind of bracket that allows Dr. Murdoch to finish your orthodontic care with less discomfort and less time than with traditional braces.
The type of braces we use is called “Self-Ligating Braces.” Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth.
Questions About Braces?
Our team has answered some of the most common questions we get. If you still have questions or need help, please get in touch. We’re more than happy to help!
What Is The Best Age To Get Braces?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist for an early screening visit at around age 7. This is so that dental growth and development can be assessed and monitored as they transition from their baby teeth to adult teeth, to hopefully avoid more complex and invasive orthodontic care in the future.
Unless a growth issue is detected (and early intervention treatment is recommended to aid the eruption of adult teeth, correct an early bite issue that will affect growth patterns or the health of the teeth), most orthodontic treatment is most effective when the child enters their growth phase and all adult teeth are in place (usually age 12-14 years of age). However, braces or Invisalign can still be an option for adults!
As An Adult, Should I Consider Getting Braces?
You might be surprised to learn that close to 20% of patients with braces are actually over 18. Many adults decide to get braces because, while they couldn’t afford them as a kid, now they can. If you’re not happy with your smile, then braces can definitely be a worthwhile investment for you.
If you’re interested in a more discrete alternative, Invisalign is a great clear alternative to braces! Even as an adult, there are plenty of orthodontic treatment options that can give you decades to enjoy your new, beautiful smile.
What Are the Benefits of Braces Compared to A Removable System Such as Invisalign?
Traditional braces are fitted permanently to the teeth so cannot be removed. This means that there is no removing and reapplying to consider during day to day wear. It is super important however to keep the teeth and braces clean after eating, so regular brushing is vital.
What Are the Restrictions with Braces?
It is very important to avoid eating any hard, sticky or chewy foods that will damage or break the braces. This can delay treatment and be uncomfortable. Regular brushing after food is vital to avoid anything collecting around the braces and damaging the enamel on the teeth. Brushing and flossing will take longer when wearing braces.
How Long Does Braces Treatment Take?
Treatment times vary, largely depending on the complexity of the case. For most patients, treatment will take somewhere between 1 and 3 years, with the average case being around 2 years. A custom treatment plan will be determined by Dr. Murdoch at an initial visit when a more accurate time frame will be advised.
Are There Any Alternatives To Braces?
Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional fixed metal braces if you are looking for a clear, removable, and more comfortable option. During the consultation, Dr. Murdoch will discuss the available options for your specific needs to help determine which is the best option.
Orthodontics for Kids & Teens!
Investing in your child’s smile has never been easier than with Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics. We have unique and customizable treatments made for your kid’s orthodontic treatment. Whether they’re looking for an invisible option like Invisalign or our more common advanced metal braces, we’re here to help.
You can get started with Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics by scheduling an evaluation! We’re eager to work with you and your family. Learn more about braces, Invisalign, and general information about orthodontic treatment for children.
Your Happiness Matters!
We care about more than just straight teeth. Our patients are our passion, and we want you to enjoy the boost in health and self-confidence that comes with having an amazing smile.
We work with infectious positivity, offer innovative orthodontic solutions, and provide unmatched care, all with your happiness in mind.
Why? Because at Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics, we believe better smiles build a better community.
Get Started With A No‑Obligation Consult!
Learning more about orthodontics is easy! A no‑obligation consult is a great way for Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics and Dr. Murdoch to see if orthodontic care is a good option for you. We’re happy to help you schedule a consultation! Contact us via email or phone to get started.