Treatments for Every Smile
There are dozens of different brands of braces, with many claiming to work better than others. Dr. Ghaffari has researched their claims, read the science behind them, and simplified matters to a few select choices.
Dr. Ghaffari only uses the highest quality brackets from 3M/Unitek that are smaller and smoother to provide the ultimate comfort.
Straighten Your Smile
- Misaligned teeth
- Bad bites
- Gaps between your teeth
- Impacted teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
Metal Braces & More
What Is Indirect Bonding?
Traditionally, orthodontists place braces by directly gluing them to the teeth, one at a time. Most orthodontists practice this tedious process, and sometimes it’s necessary.
This can be uncomfortable for you, as you may have your mouth open for up to two hours. Dr. Ghaffari uses a technique to place braces known as indirect bonding for nearly all his patients.
Rather than placing brackets directly in your mouth, Dr. Ghaffari mounts them on a treatment model in the precise location. We fabricate a special tray to transfer the brackets to your teeth in the exact precise location.
This process improves bracket placement accuracy because the bracket alignment can be viewed from several angles. The same visualization is not possible to work directly in the mouth.
Indirect bonding has been an exciting advancement in orthodontics over the last few years. It greatly benefits the patient as it improves patient comfort, reduces the amount of time in the dental chair, improves the accuracy of bracket placement, and reduces overall treatment time.
Fewer than 10% of orthodontists routinely practice indirect bonding despite these advantages because it requires several technically precise laboratory procedures.
To ensure accurate bracket placement and reduce treatment time, at Ghaffari Orthodontics, our office employs a 100% indirect bonding technique when possible.