Clear aligners aren’t the best option for everyone, which is why Nevins Dental Center offers conventional metal braces as well. This traditional treatment can give you impressive results, aligning your teeth, correcting jaw problems and preventing complications caused by overcrowding.

During the treatment process, you’ll be under the continuous care of Dr. Savusalo, who will provide you with one-on-one guidance regarding your case. She has the expertise to detect the subtle adjustments your brackets will need to create your perfect, custom smile, and will make those adjustments at each visit. You’ll meet with Dr. Savusalo every five to six weeks throughout treatment so she can make sure your case is progressing as it should.

Braces are bonded brackets, arch wires and elastic bands that move your crowded or spaced teeth into the proper position, improving both appearance and function. Over a period of time, your teeth will shift as constant, gentle pressure is applied. Brackets are bonded to the front surface of each tooth and wires are attached to the brackets with elastic bands. The slight tension on the wire is gently transferred to the bracket through the elastic band.

You can benefit from braces no matter your age. Dr. Savusalo can provide pre-ortho treatment for children as well as full braces for teenagers and adults. Teeth shift over the years, and it’s becoming more and more common for adults to realign their smiles with braces, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Savusalo. She can give you your smile back, boosting your confidence and improving your oral health.


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