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Orthodontics

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces have been widely acknowledged for their ability to cure complex bite problems. As a traditional form of orthodontic treatment they continue to be the most effective and preferred solutions by orthodontists. Metal braces have wires and brackets which are designed to apply pressure on teeth and move them in desired direction. Traditional metal braces are successful in treating cross bites, open bites, crowding and other complex orthodontic conditions. An orthodontist studies the position of teeth and plans a treatment accordingly. Gels are used in the process to fix the brackets over teeth and the wires are then fit in the brackets in tension mode. Patients should visit the dentist periodically to check the progress of treatment and reset the wires in tension mode.

Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without noticeable, painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign® aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guides your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets on which your lips or gums can snag. During your first evaluation, our dentists will help you determine if Invisalign® is a good option for you. We’ll then design a treatment plan and take tooth impressions, from which Invisalign® will develop accurate, personalized tooth-straightening devices, called aligners.

Aligners slide directly over your teeth and are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place. Depending on your case, you will wear them full-time (except when eating or drinking) for 12 to 24 months—no longer than you would wear traditional metal braces—and see your dentist about every six weeks for check-ups.

Damon Braces

Damon braces have introduced a new method of treating orthodontic problems. Unlike regular metal braces which have elastic ties, Damon braces are passive and self-ligating. They work by applying lighter forces on teeth. Patients do not have to worry about food particles getting attracted to the braces since Damon system eliminates the need for elastic ties. Maintaining oral hygiene is much simple with these revolutionary braces and there are fewer adjustments required during the treatment. With Damon braces patients need not have to get their teeth extracted for orthodontic treatment. The braces work with even the most complex conditions. Both the wires and brackets are designed in such a way that light pressure continuously acts on teeth to move it in place.

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Tuesday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM2:00 PM
Sunday Closed

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Suite #470, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

808-732-0291

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