Damon Bracket — The Damon bracket uses a “sliding-door” technology called “self-litigation.” This new technology allows a wire to slide back and forth inside the bracket. This method requires no elastics, creates less friction and is therefore more comfortable for the patient than traditional braces. Damon brackets require fewer adjustments and a shorter treatment period.
Ceramic “Tooth Colored” Brackets — Ceramic braces are translucent brackets that blend in with your natural tooth color. They are used with patients who are concerned about the appearance of their smile as they are less metallic looking than traditional braces. Ceramic braces are designed to resist staining and discoloration over long periods of time.
Clear Braces — Clear Braces utilize brackets made of monocrystalline sapphire, which make the braces nearly see-through except for the thin arch wire. Next to the Invisalign system (below), clear braces are the closest thing to invisible braces.
Metal Braces — Metal Braces are the most economical and traditionally used braces. Metal braces are also ideal for those with more extensive realignment needed.
Orthodontic Retainers are appliances made from plastic and stainless steel to custom fit your mouth. They act as a guide to hold your teeth into place after braces are removed. The retainer holds your teeth in place so your surround gums and bone can adjust around them – allowing you to maintain your realigned smile. Although the time you must wear a retainer will vary, many orthodontists recommend retainers are worn into the early 20s until the bone in your jaw and mouth has stopped growing.
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Mark J –
I really love this dentist office. I’m always welcomed so personally and cared for so well. I leave in confidence knowing I received the best treatment possible. Rich does an amazing job cleaning my teeth! And Dr. McCleaves is amazing too. My entire family loves this office.
Eve D –
My teeth were cleaned gently and efficiently by Noelle. We discovered that my son had been in her dental hygiene program. Noelle has a very easy manner and offered some good information about keeping my teeth and gums healthy..
Eric W –
Dr. Aras and staff are awesome. I arrived at 8 am, they were ready for me right away. He told me they were not going to use a drill, but instead a Laser that removes any soft material and preps the surface for the patch. No numbing needed. I had always had a good experience here so I trusted them.
Christine V –
love this dental practice and have had a lot of experience with them. Every attention to detail meets all my expectations. I know if something were to go up side down they take care of it. They are friendly and always on top of the details. I ask many questions and they are very patient. Also for any patient who has any fears about seeing a dentist this practice is the place to go, they are so gentle and caring and honestly just about pain free. They care!!!
Joyce D. –
Yesterday’s visit was successful, particularly because of Penny’s help to me of a personal nature. Richard Willoughby was his usual efficient, cheery self. All of Center Point’s staff was most solicitous despite the many life-changing and/or life-affirming events that have been occurring. Center Point continues my Dental group of choice. I would like to add my congratulations to Dr.McCleave: Happy Birthday and may you enjoy many more productive, healthy years as you
Christine V –
Absolutely the easiest overlay I’ve ever had done. Painless, very little wait time, very professional! Everyone is always so nice. You know you are going to be well cared for. Been a patient for over 20 years and very satisfied with the work I’ve had done.