H4 Self Ligating Brackets
Dr. Halford is among a group of select Orthodontists offering the new and advanced H4 Self Ligating Bracket System. H4 braces have been carefully designed to give orthodontists the best opportunity to move teeth as fast as possible. This typically results in less appointments and faster treatment time than traditional braces.
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Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
Insignia braces are a revolutionary custom approach to orthodontics. Your braces should be custom-tailored to your teeth, your smile and your treatment plan. With the use of 3-D imaging, Insignia can create precision brackets and wires to better suit your needs, resulting in more comfort and a shorter treatment time for our patients. Orthodontists receive special training and certification to use Insignia’s cutting-edge technology.
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 patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.
One of the most common problems orthodontists treat is the discrepancy that occurs when the upper teeth protrude beyond the lower. Ordinarily, when we see a patient with the upper teeth protruding, we tend to think that the upper jaw and teeth are too far forward; but, more often than not, this condition is due to a small lower jaw that is further back than it should be. With these patients, we would like to encourage the lower jaw to catch up in growth, and braces like the Herbst appliance help this happen.
Even though the Herbst appliance prevents the lower jaw from moving backward, opening and closing movement still occur easily, and patients do not have any problems learning to chew their food with their lower jaw in this new position.