As part of an ongoing continuing improvement process for 3M products, 3M has reduced the forces needed to engage and disengage archwires in SmartClip SL3 Brackets. The result is an improved experience for both the doctor and patient. In addition, the shape of the enhanced ligating clip has also improved the rotation control characteristics of the brackets.
Using this technology we take pride in knowing that this state of the art equipment can reduce treatment time while still maintaining overall improved results.
Most people who want their teeth straightened choose metal braces. These are made using high-grade stainless steel. The ones applied today are less noticeable, easier to tolerate and better looking than those in years past.
Ceramic braces are less noticeable than the modern metal braces since they are translucent in color, being made of clear material. Adults seem to like these best for cosmetic reasons. There is a drawback though in that the ceramic brackets are more fragile than the metal ones and the elastic ties do tend to become discolored between visits to the orthodontist.
Aligners have the look and feel of clear retainers, but built into them is a tooth correction so they can gradually move the teeth into alignment. What Santa Clara Orthodontics will do is make you a number of aligners, each one designated to be worn for a certain amount of time before moving on to the next one in the series. Each aligner will initially feel tight when first put on, but as you wear them they become more comfortable because your teeth are moving, correcting your alignment. This is a great solution for patients with fairly straight teeth that only needing a minor correction.
Call Santa Clara Orthodontics in Santa Clara to schedule an initial consultation to determine which orthodontic treatment will best meet your needs.
We offer emergency phone consultation to existing patients, please call us anytime (408) 243-2839
Santa Clara Orthodontics
785 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Tel: (408) 243-2839