Rio Grande Orthodontics: Your Albuquerque Braces Specialist

In Albuquerque and its neighboring areas, we take pride in crafting stunning smiles for patients across all age groups. For those in search of a reliable team to deliver a radiant, straight smile in the Albuquerque region, look no further than Rio Grande Orthodontics. We are delighted to provide a range of orthodontic treatments, such as classic metal braces and ceramic braces. These conventional braces methods are among our most powerful solutions for attaining perfect alignment of teeth and jaws.

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Orthodontic Treatment with Your Albuquerque Braces Specialist

Before fitting your braces, our team gathers digital x-rays, photographs, and a dental impression. Using these, our orthodontists craft a tailored treatment strategy to address your unique orthodontic requirements. This strategy outlines the necessary adjustments for each tooth to reach its ideal placement, guiding the precise placement of your brackets.

After attaching the brackets, we insert a wire to exert specific pressure on the teeth that need realignment. Through remodeling, a gradual process, your teeth are coaxed into their proper positions. The wire's bends are designed to prompt exact tooth movements, involving slight modifications in the bone surrounding the tooth roots. The pressure from your braces activates osteoblasts and osteoclasts around the tooth's root, creating negative pressure on one side to remove bone, while on the opposite side, new bone forms.

Continuous pressure is essential for remodeling, meaning teeth might start to revert to their previous positions once braces are removed. To counteract this tendency and maintain your teeth's new positions, regular retainer use is crucial.

What your Albuquerque braces specialist provides

Every treatment solution we offer is top-notch and capable of addressing a wide range of dental problems, from the straightforward to the intricate. Traditional metal braces are particularly effective at quickly closing spaces and straightening teeth, possibly reducing the total duration of your treatment. They also present an economical choice for individuals mindful of their budget. It's worth noting that modern braces have significantly improved, offering enhanced strength, durability, and cost-effectiveness. This is why they continue to be the leading choice for orthodontic care annually.

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Metal Braces

Tried-and-true traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used. These will normally be constructed with high-grade stainless steel. The braces work to straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. The metal braces that we offer today are more comfortable and also more fun than ever. You have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment. If you prefer a more subtle approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.

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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material instead. They are another great option for straightening your teeth. They are used more often on the upper teeth than the lower teeth. They're very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a discrete treatment option. Since the brackets tend to be a bit larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we normally won't recommend them for our younger patients.

Your trusted Albuquerque braces expert

We believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience at Rio Grande Orthodontics. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change both your life and your smile. Our doctors and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, our doctors will create a treatment plan that works with your life.

Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!