Braces in Canton, MI

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What are Braces?

Braces are a highly effective orthodontic treatment. These appliances work by placing fixed brackets on the teeth. An archwire connects the brackets to anchoring bands around the molars. Small bands hold the wire in place on the brackets. The orthodontist adjusts the archwire, encouraging the teeth to move into better positions.

Benefits of Braces

  • Versatile
    Braces correct misaligned teeth that may be crowded, crooked, or rotated. They can correct simple and complex alignment problems and help with jaw development. They can also correct dental bite issues like overbite, underbite, and crossbite.

  • Customizable
    Braces are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Your orthodontist can tailor treatment to your specific needs. They can also easily integrate other methods and appliances that correct extensive issues.

  • Appropriate for All Ages
    Children who have most of their permanent teeth can receive braces. Early treatment can prevent many oral health issues from developing.

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Our board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Ritu Singh, provides cutting-edge care in a fun, relaxing environment. Our entire team dedicates themselves to improving your smile and your oral health. We offer comprehensive orthodontic care for the whole family.

Types of Braces Offered

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Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces are sturdy and practical. Orthodontists frequently choose them for younger patients because they are less likely to experience problems.

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Ceramic Braces

These braces have tooth-colored ceramic brackets, making them more discreet for older teens and adults.

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Self-Ligating Braces

Also called Damon braces, self-ligating braces do not have elastics tying the archwire to the bracket. Instead, the bracket clips onto the wire. This feature means the teeth can slide freely along the archwire, creating faster results and a more comfortable process.

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Same-Day Braces

Digital scanning methods enable orthodontists to create and install same-day braces. Patients can have their consultation and receive their braces during the same appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Braces

How long do braces take?
Braces typically take from 18 to 24 months, with some variations. The length of time you need to wear braces depends on your orthodontic issues.
What is the best age for braces?
Braces can be used at any age if the patient has most or all of their permanent teeth. Both adults and children can receive significant benefits from wearing braces. Most adolescents receive braces between the ages of 10 and 14.
Are braces uncomfortable?
Braces may be uncomfortable initially as oral tissues become accustomed to the brackets and wires. Patients may feel mild discomfort when the orthodontist tightens the archwire. Overall, patients report less discomfort as time goes by.
How do you brush your teeth with braces?

Brushing properly with braces is a huge part of keeping your smile healthy. Patients who neglect their oral hygiene when they have braces often encounter severe problems with gum disease and tooth decay in the following years.

Keep the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your tooth surface and brush gently along the gum line. Brush the tops of the brackets by angling your brush downward, and brush the bottom with the brush angled upward. Be sure to cover all tooth areas.

Should I floss with braces?
Flossing is an essential part of a healthy oral care routine, especially for braces patients. Use a floss threader, available at any pharmacy, to loop the floss between the wires and your teeth so you can reach your gum line.
What can I eat with braces?
You can mostly eat your regular diet with braces, but you must avoid sticky, crunchy, and hard foods, such as whole apples and popcorn. These foods may cause problems if they become stuck in your braces and may also break your brackets and wires.
Will braces affect my child's after-school activities like music and sports?
Young athletes with braces should always wear a mouth guard to prevent injuries. Students who play a musical instrument will adapt to wearing braces.

Call Advanced Orthodontics

Braces are more than cosmetic: they can improve oral and overall health. Straight teeth are easy to keep clean, warding off many cases of gum disease and tooth decay. We would gladly schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh if you want to know more about braces. Please call our Canton, MI office at