Better Braces, Better Smiles
Braces from Lively & Napoli Orthodontics aren't the bulky contraptions of years past. Modern metal braces are sleek, comfortable, and more efficient so that you can get your new smile quicker with our Stuart office.
About Modern Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most common treatment at Lively & Napoli Orthodontics. Made of high-grade stainless steel, the brackets, wires, and bands work together to give you a stunning smile.
During treatment, braces apply constant gentle pressure to your teeth to guide them into proper alignment. Dr. Mark Lively and Dr. Vincent Napoli personalize every step of your treatment to give you the best results for a lasting smile.
What to Expect With Metal Braces
The first step of getting your braces is taking records. The team at Lively & Napoli Orthodontics will collect photos, X-rays, and digital scans of your mouth. Next, Dr. Lively or Dr. Napoli will examine your mouth to fully understand your case.
After the X-Ray and first free consultation, Dr. Lively or Dr. Napoli will use this information to create your customized treatment plan. Your plan will include how each tooth needs to move to get it in the best possible position.
For example, if you have some teeth that need to tilt, we'll place those brackets differently than those for teeth that need to turn. After attaching your brackets, Dr. Lively or Dr. Napoli will insert the wire, bending it to create precise movements, with elastic bands to hold it in place.
As your orthodontist adjusts the archwire, it applies pressure to the teeth, causing them to move into the correct position. You'll visit our Stuart office for regular adjustment appointments and to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned.
The Benefits of Modern Braces
One of the benefits of modern braces is that they are more comfortable and efficient than ever. The brackets are smaller and less noticeable, making them more aesthetically pleasing.
The archwire technology has also improved, allowing for gentler, more efficient tooth movement. Finally, modern braces require fewer adjustments, so you'll have fewer orthodontist visits and less time spent in the treatment chair.
The length of braces treatment will vary depending on the severity of your condition and how well your teeth respond. On average, treatment with metal braces lasts between 18 to 24 months.
Depending on their unique situation, some patients may require more or less time. It is important to remember that while treatment may seem lengthy, the end result—a straight, healthy smile—is well worth it.
Straighten Your Smile the Classic Way
Metal braces are an effective and popular orthodontic treatment that can give you a beautiful, healthy smile you'll love. At Lively & Napoli Orthodontics, we are committed to providing the highest quality care to all our patients, and we would be honored to be a part of your orthodontic journey.
If you are considering braces or have any questions, contact our Stuart office to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Lively or Dr. Napoli. We can't wait to meet you!