Fixed Braces

At Excel Dental Care we are pleased to offer comprehensive orthodontic services along with general and family dentistry services. Experience the convenience of receiving orthodontic care alongside your general dental services all under one roof.

Our skilled teams provide a range of orthodontic solutions to misalignment, bite issues and enhance the overall esthetics of your smile.

Whether you require traditional braces or prefer more discreet options such as clear aligners, we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs and preferences.

We are always excited about meeting new patients during their first visit to our office. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination and a discussion of potential treatment options. This important 30-minute visit will give us insight into your orthodontic needs. We know your time is valuable, so to

expedite treatment, we may also reserve time following the exam for diagnostic records. The records include X-rays, photos and impressions for study models and are necessary for developing the appropriate treatment plan. This additional appointment will last approximately one hour and can be scheduled at your convenience.

During the initial examination for each patient, we will address the following questions that cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions as well.

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now, or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:

  • Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six
  • If you have orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card or your insurance company contact information. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to give you an estimate of what costs your insurance may

Why Differential Straight-Arch Technique?

All braces are not the same.

The Tip-Edge System will be used for your orthodontic treatment. The Tip-Edge System or differential straight arch technique uses a fixed appliance with light traction force in a continuous fashion to accomplish tooth movement. This is in contrast to the start and stop nature of other methods. The Tip-Edge System causes simultaneous movement of all teeth toward their final positions form the very start of treatment. There are several benefits related to the use of lighter force and continuous action.

The Major Advantages of the Differential Straight Arch Technique Are:

No headgear required: The use of head and neck straps worn outside of the mouth are eliminated.

Patient cooperation enhanced: It is basically easier to wear elastics inside the mouth than wear a headgear. If cooperation is easier for the patient it is easier for the parents as well.

Longer time between appointments and fewer visits overall: Routinely, appointments are scheduled every six weeks rather than every three or four weeks as required with other methods. This is made possible because the appliance works continuously, yet overall treatment time is not increased

Less discomfort: Much lighter forces are used through-out treatment. Smaller wires and smaller elastic forces are used.

Improved Appearance: Smaller brackets and smaller diameter wires are employed. Clear brackets are available.

Traditional Metal braces are popular with children and teens, and are smaller and more comfortable than ever before. Traditional metal braces feature two main components: the brackets that are placed on each tooth and the arch wire that is threaded through them. As the wire applies pressure to one side of the tooth, the jawbone on the other side gives way. This causes the tooth to move and new bone to grow behind it. Elastics (rubber bands) are used in conjunction with braces, exerting a constant very light force to move teeth. Elastics must be worn at all times and changed every day in order to maintain the proper force.

Patient’s who have severe crowding and misalignment of teeth need fixed braces to improve smile .

At Excel Dental Care dba EDC Smiles we take pride in our ability to offer orthodontic services for patients of all ages.


Are You Ready to Smile With Confidence Again?

We take great pride in our ability to provide you and your family with exceptional general dentistry in a calm and relaxing environment. With a friendly and qualified team, leading-edge dental technology, and a beautiful new office designed around your comfort and convenience, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as they are effective.

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