Dr. Fricke makes every effort to make you comfortable and to keep your teeth healthy. That is why she uses Damon® braces that are self-ligating. Self-ligating means that there are no tie wires that can poke or catch food particles. This makes Damon® braces more comfortable and easier to clean. Dr. Fricke offers 2 types of Damon® self-ligating braces.
The Damon® Clear brace is a translucent brace that blends in with your natural tooth color. This innovative brace is a polycrystalline alumina that is resistant to staining from coffee, mustard, and red wine. Many young adults as well as adults of all ages choose Damon® Clear and love that no one notices their braces.
In an effort to offer her patients with the latest in orthodontics, Dr. Fricke also offers silver metal Damon® Q self-ligating braces. This new brace is smaller and more comfortable because the corners have been rounded. An array of colors can be added and changed at each appointment. Want to wear your team colors or school colors or holiday colors? Match your colors with your best friend’s colors. Colors can make braces fun!
Clear Aligners can be used in some cases to straighten your teeth and to correct the bite. Aligners are generated by computer simulation to gradually move your teeth. They are worn all the time except when eating and brushing. Ask Dr. Fricke if you are a candidate for Clear Aligners like Invisalign®.
You may have just one tooth that needs to be straightened. For minor tooth movement Dr. Fricke can use clear aligners that are much more affordable than Invisalign®. Many patients have a bite problem that causes them to wear down their teeth over time. One example of excessive wear occurs with a deepbite. Dr. Fricke can help you understand if your bite is causing you to wear your teeth down prematurely.
Come in for your complimentary New Patient evaluation to see your possibilities! (985) 892-2081.
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