Metal braces are the most common type of braces you’ll see at Moon Orthodontics, and thanks to innovations in orthodontics, your time in braces will be shorter and more comfortable than ever before.
Dr. Moon offers a variety of braces options to suit any lifestyle. He’s used these orthodontic workhorses to successfully straighten smiles for patients of all ages around Overland Park and Olathe and the surrounding areas.
What Are Braces?
Braces are fixed dental appliances that straighten the teeth and align the bite by slowly moving the teeth into their desired positions.
Dr. Moon uses braces to treat a wide variety of dental issues, like:
- Overjet teeth
Keep in mind, however, that everybody’s mouth is different so the type of braces that work for one patient in Olathe or Overland Park may not work for you. At your consultation, Dr. Moon can help you decide on the treatment that is best for you!
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most common choice for treatment in our Olathe and Overland Park offices. They are made of high-grade stainless steel.
Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, more attractive and durable.
No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This innovative technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient.
Dr. Moon can also use Damon braces often reduce both your treatment time and the number of adjustments you’ll need.
For those patients with a nickel allergy or hypersensitivity, Dr. Moon suggests nickel-free MTX brackets from Dynaflex as one option to reduce exposure to the nickel ion.
Gold-plated braces use electroplated 24-karat gold metal brackets. Do you have a nickel allergy or hypersensitivity? Gold braces are another great alternative for our nickel-sensitive patients.