Dr Cohen and Dr Piliero have been practicing Interceptive Orthodontics for many years! When your child has skeletal and/or dental concerns at an early age, it is best addressed in the mixed dentition. This means that once your child's 6 year molars erupt, there usually is anterior teeth in the arch. If teeth are crowded or the arch is constricted, there are functional orthodontic appliances to make corrections as he or she grows.By directing the jaw and allowing space for the permanent teeth, any additional malocclusion issues can be solved easier and faster!
Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about these braces is that you can see them. Contemporary braces are made of super strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable. Their density makes them ultra slippery so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today's braces, in combination with other high tech materials mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.
Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that unlike traditional stainless steel braces, with ceramic braces your smile will not look 'metallic.' In addition, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won't stain or discolor over long periods of time. An orthodontist can let you know if you are a candidate for ceramic braces.