Sunshine Smiles uses metal braces that are smaller and more comfortable than braces of the past. They’re made of high-grade stainless steel that straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Each bracket has edges, or wings, to which metal or elastic bands are tied to hold the orthodontic wire in place. The possibilities of color combos for elastic bands are endless. Kids love to choose their authentic mood at each appointment.
Metal braces are the most affordable orthodontic treatment and can be a best fit for all ages. Your Treatment Coordinator will go over all of your financing options and available discounts when it comes to the cost of braces. You can learn more about the cost of braces, financing and insurance on our Finance and Insurance page.
WHY BRACES CAN BE YOUR BEST OPTION
Our team of doctors will fully assess you or your child’s scans and x-rays to determine what options will get the best results. During your consultation, your Treatment Coordinator will review all your options for a beautiful smile.
Sometimes, kids and adults will prefer clear aligners like Sunshine Smiles Clear Aligners or Invisalign. For both these options, you must wear the clear aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day. While you may take them out, you also have to remember to put them back in. Some will forget or choose not to put their aligners back in. Others may lose them. Both circumstances prolong the treatment process. If you believe you or your child may push the boundaries with compliance or they’re the type to lose their belongings, braces may be the best option to crossing the finish line.
BRACES JUST GOT SMARTER!
Traditional braces use standard brackets and wires that are placed on the teeth using scans, x-rays and the Orthodontist’s trained eye. Traditional braces are effective and get great results. And you and your child’s treatment plans are unique. Modern metal braces can now provide patients advanced digital customization. Modern metal braces are artificial intelligence driven to provide custom-to-you positioning. Using measurement guidelines and a transfer jig allows for modern metal braces to be placed on the ideal spot on each individual tooth. Unique placement means teeth are guided with precision.
Modern metal braces allow you to minimize the number of visits and the number of adjustments needed in comparison to standard braces. Modern metal braces take half the time to apply to teeth. This is a huge benefit for kids and adults. Sitting in the treatment chair can feel unsettling and time consuming.
Sunshine Smiles is committed to the latest technology and products to offer options that can make getting braces faster and less stressful for any age. We know the clinic chair is not your first choice of where you want to be. We’re okay with that! It’s our job to love being in the clinic because we love what we do, we love our patients and we love the results you get to have for a lifetime.
With their “One size fits one” tagline, LightForce you get 3D printed brackets made just for you or your child. These brackets hug the tooth surface precisely and will not be moved. This can make life in metal easier and shorter.
LIGHTFORCE gives you clear, patient-specific 3D-printed ceramic polycrystalline alumina brackets. LIGHTFORCE now offers clear brackets so there’s less metal to see. These are an aesthetically fantastic option when braces are your best choice to meet all of your orthodontic journey needs. Ceramic braces have had brackets that are stark white in the past and although the system is highly effective, the brackets struggled with matching natural tooth color. We are always on the cutting edge of what gives our patients the best experience!
LESS NOTICEABLE WITH RESULTS IN LESS TIME
CARING FOR TEETH IN BRACES
Braces are an investment to your oral health and wellbeing. Braces are also a big commitment. At Sunshine Smiles, we teach you or your child how to care for your teeth in metal braces. Foods that are hard and crunchy should temporarily be avoided. Softer and smaller pieces of foods are recommended. The care of your teeth in braces is super important. Good hygiene and consistent orthodontic and dental check-ups will always give you the best outcome now and for the rest of your life. Our team will bring you or your child into our brushing station and show you how to brush, floss and chew when braces are present. We will be checking for hygiene at every follow up appointment in case your child needs a reminder of how important it is or a re-teach on the how. We know and love kids. We got you!