Creating Lifetimes of Smiles
Our smiles are how we greet the world: They open doors, set others at ease, and make a lasting impression. When our teeth are straight and healthy, we’re comfortable with our appearance, which increases our confidence. A beautiful smile allows our personality shine!
At Bahamas Orthodontic Center, we know the power of a great smile. Every day, Dr. Russell, Dr. Johnson, and our team members see our patients’ self-esteem blossom. Many people start treatment feeling uncomfortable with their teeth; when they finish, they have a beautiful smile they love to share!
Advanced, Patient-Centered Care
Orthodontics is a constantly changing dental specialty. New technology, as well as materials and techniques, means better care for patients. We’re committed to staying current on these developments and bringing only the best to you.
In addition to leading-edge treatments, we’re committed to providing truly personalized care. Our doctors will create a custom treatment plan for you: one that addresses your clinical situation and your personal goals. They recommend a conservative, efficient approach that’s comfortable and timely. We want you to be sharing that new smile as soon as possible!
Contrary to popular belief, all braces are not the same. We here at Bahamas Orthodontic Center uses the Damon System. See the below taken from Colgate's website ( https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/adult-orthodontics/what-are-damon-braces-four-things-you-should-know-0814 ):
Damon braces are self-ligating appliances that are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces. But instead of having brackets that tighten and adjust the braces regularly, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they realign. This makes them more comfortable, better looking and able to provide strong results in a shorter time.
These braces use a different method for moving teeth into the right position. The braces are attached to memory wire that connects slide brackets without the pressure that traditional elastics often produce. They are then set to move your teeth gradually, tightening over time. The process uses less force than traditional braces, which often require supplemental treatment through tooth extractions and palatal expanders.
Damon braces have a number of benefits over traditional braces. These include:
- Appearance. Their clear brackets make them more aesthetically pleasing because
- they are virtually invisible.
- Faster treatment time. A comparative study showed patients finished their treatment 7.2 months earlier than those with traditional braces.
- Less in-office maintenance. The study showed patients needed nearly half as many appointments to have the appliances adjusted manually.
- Less pressure on the teeth, resulting in less pain. Patients reported 60 percent less discomfort with Damon braces.
- Less friction, which avoids erosion and deterioration of the teeth.
- Clinical studies have found that Damon braces are more effective at correcting severe crowding, are more comfortable and have a lower relapse rate, according to Apple Orthodontix.
A Welcoming Orthodontic Practice
Orthodontics is a remarkable profession. Every day, we spend time with people choosing to make a lasting, positive change in their lives. You’re here because you want a smile that shows your inner beauty, and we’re here to support you as you achieve it!
Although our doctors and team members are experienced professionals, we’re also warm and people-oriented. We love becoming friends with our patients and their families, keeping up with their lives, and looking forward to visits as time with a friend.
The minute you set foot in our office, you’ll be greeted by name and with genuine smiles. We’re glad you’re here. You’ll hear a lot of laughter, from your fellow patients and our doctors and team, too. We’re serious about smiles and just as serious about having fun!
We’ve created a practice where you’ll always feel welcome and at home. Our reception area has a complimentary coffee and tea bar, along with video games for children and free WiFi throughout the office. If there’s ever anything you need, please let one of us know!
Schedule a Visit
The first step on the path to a new smile is a visit to the Bahamas Orthodontic Center. We have three locations: Nassau on New Providence, Freeport on Grand Bahama, and Marsh Harbour on Abaco. Please contact us and schedule a visit for yourself or a loved one.
The sooner you call, the sooner you will be sharing your amazing new smile. Call us today!