All About Braces
It’s totally normal to be a little confused about how braces work. How is it possible for metal brackets and wires to physically move the teeth in your jaw?
Well, Dr. Bernstein can explain.
Braces apply constant, gentle pressure to your teeth, moving them into their proper positions over time. Your braces are at work every moment during your orthodontic treatment.
Those poor braces never get a break!
More About Braces
The two main components of your braces are the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the archwire that connects all the brackets. This archwire is bent to reflect how Dr. Bernstein wants your teeth to look after treatment.
As this wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth.
Makes sense, right?
Choose Your Look
At Bernstein Orthodontics, you'll enjoy the latest, fastest and most comfortable orthodontic treatment options available. Your Santa Rosa and Windsor orthodontist uses hi-tech braces to get you amazing results faster than ever before!
With all the advances in technology in recent times, you have all kinds of options with braces. With our self-ligating braces technology, our metal braces are smaller and move teeth faster than ever before!
Our Pitts 21 self-ligating braces are a revolutionary treatment option giving you greater comfort, faster results, and fewer appointments. They’re also the most popular braces option at Bernstein Orthodontics.
If you don’t want to wear braces for a long time, these braces are smaller and will move your teeth faster than ever before.
Ceramic braces use the same components as traditional braces, but instead of metal, the brackets are made of see-through ceramic material, so they’re less noticeable.
Our teen and adult patients at Bernstein Orthodontics love learning about our Pitts 21 clear braces because they look more subtle than metal braces. They combine the comfort and efficiency of the Pitts 21 system with less noticeable ceramic brackets.
With this treatment option, it will be hard for anyone around Santa Rosa and Windsor to even tell you’re straightening your smile!
Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners (like Invisalign) don't use brackets and wires to straighten your teeth.
The Invisalign system and our customized clear aligners are made up of a series of clear trays that are removable and nearly invisible.
Their soft plastic also means no friction or abrasions inside your mouth, so they're more comfortable to wear.