What Are Controlled Arch Braces?
When you hear the word braces, you probably think about brackets, uncomfortable wires and frequent trips to the orthodontist. You may also think about the pushing and pulling of the teeth to achieve a straight smile.
Modern technology has advanced orthodontic treatment significantly, so the braces you wore as a kid are becoming a thing of the past.
Instead of pushing and pulling the teeth into new — and often improper — positions to straighten the teeth, Controlled Arch braces, also known as arch orthodontics, consider your physiologic development and facial characteristics to plan for your teeth’s proper and healthy position.
Controlled Arch braces first address space issues in your mouth and problems with your jaw, ensuring that the teeth have plenty of room. Then Controlled Arch braces move the teeth.
This approach allows us to ensure that your smile not only looks good, but is also built on a healthy foundation, which protects your overall health for the long term.