These Are Not Your Mother’s Dental Braces

You have just been informed your child will need braces and all you can picture is your own mouth full of sharp metal, tight wires, and elastic bands.  You can’t possibly forget the headwear at night, either.

Teeth with Braces

You have just been informed your child will need braces and all you can picture is your own mouth full of sharp metal, tight wires, and elastic bands.  You can’t possibly forget the headgear at night, either. Fortunate for your child, things have changed. 

Then vs. Now

H4 braces are not the braces of yesteryear.  As an example, H4 braces eliminate the need for elastic or metal ties that connect the wire to the bracket.  Instead, H4 braces use a low force door to hold the wire to the bracket. H4 braces have been designed to deliver other benefits including comfort and technique.

  • Comfort – H4 braces are designed with smooth, rounded edges that use light force with low friction to move the teeth.  This makes H4 braces much more comfortable than the braces you may have worn as a kid.
  • Technique – Traditional braces required tightening and band repositioning to move teeth. The H4 braces are more advanced and use a tiny door to maintain pressure on the wire to adjust teeth to the desired position.  This leads to greater comfort for the patient when wearing H4. 

Easier Cleaning, Less Plaque

Traditional dental braces were very difficult to clean and keep clean.  The elastic bands made the mouth somewhat of an obstacle course to get around to clean the teeth.  Your teeth must be properly cleaned under and around dental braces the entire time they are in place.  If they are not cleaned properly, the perfect environment for cavities and bacteria exists.  Additionally, the elastic bands can trap food.  The H4 braces eliminate the need for elastic bands making the teeth much easier to clean.  The rounded contours of the H4 braces also help make cleaning easier. 

Fewer Extractions Required

Traditional braces sometimes require the extraction of teeth to make room for crowded teeth.  With H4 braces, the extractions are less common.  Although in some cases extractions may be needed, it is far less often than with traditional braces.  Keeping healthy, permanent teeth leads to a wider more beautiful smile that is completely natural.

A Perfect Fit

The H4 braces are a low-friction, light force orthodontic solution.  Delivering healthy tooth movement and designed with rounded edges for patient comfort, H4 braces are a perfect fit for anyone who needs them.