Adolescent & Adult Treatments
Colored Braces

Choosing the right colors for your braces is important as this an expression of yourself every time you smile.

How do braces straighten crooked teeth?

Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment. The two main components of your braces are: the brackets that are placed on your teeth and the main archwire that connects them. The bracket is a piece of shaped metal or ceramic that we affix to each tooth. The archwire is bent to reflect your "ideal" bite. In other words, it reflects the way we want you to look after treatment.

The wire threads through the brackets and, as the wire tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth. Picture your tooth resting in your jaw bone. With pressure on one side from the archwire, the bone on the other side gives way. The tooth moves. New bone grows in behind.

In some cases, patients are asked to wear elastics (rubber bands). Elastics exert the proper force that creates the right amount of pressure to move teeth. In order for this force to remain constant, elastics must be worn all the time and changed every day.

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How to Brush?

Dr. El Alam recommends using a soft to medium tooth brush! You Need to Brush and Floss 3 times per day!...

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Teeth Whitening

Whiter than White! Need some instructions? Click Here!...

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Foods to Avoid

Do you know what you can and can't eat with braces? Having braces doesn't mean that you will be living on pureed!...

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Information & Emergency

Occasionally, there may be minor problems with your brace. Please call us on the numbers below or email us!...

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Jounieh, Stella Maris Center, 4th floor, Tel. 09 93 55 38

Jbeil, Souaid Center,     2nd floor, Tel. 09 94 95 96

Email: Info@drrafehelalam.com

 

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