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Brace yourself for a beautiful smile.

Braces aren't just cosmetic, oftentimes development of the face, TMJ issues, and the eruption of the permanent teeth can be addressed with orthodontic treatment. 


Braces in Cary, NC

At Stanley Dentistry in Cary, NC, we use braces to correct "bad bites" or malocclusion, which are teeth that are crowded, rotated or crooked. Some patients may have straight teeth but jaw or tooth alignment problems that require orthodontic treatment. It's important to correct an abnormal bite and rotated teeth. If untreated, it can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and other problems. We're proud to offer orthodontics along with a wide range of other services to our patients. Receiving orthodontic braces at Stanley Dentistry allows your entire dental health to be taken care of and monitored in one place. Plus, it's comforting to know your dentist understands your complete history.


The path to a straight smile may include:

self-ligating-speed-braces-cary-ncSelf-ligating braces

Self-ligating (or speed braces) are very small and hard to notice. Unlike traditional braces, self-ligating braces have brackets that don't require ligatures (the elastic or metal ties that hold the wire in place.) Instead, the brackets have a "trap-door" that helps the arch wire guide teeth into place. These brackets exert greater control as the size of the wire increases. 

There are many benefits to self-ligating braces over traditional braces:

  • Comfort: Because less pressure is placed on each tooth, they can be more comfortable.
  • Cleaning: Many patients find them easy to clean.
  • Fewer visits: No elastics to replace means fewer and quicker visits to the dentist.
  • Faster: Because no elastics are placed against the wire, the teeth can move faster.

cosmetic-ceramic-braces-cary-ncCeramic or Cosmetic Braces

Ceramic braces, also known as cosmetic braces, provide a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Many adults and teens in Cary and Raleigh choose ceramic braces since they "blend in" well with the teeth and are almost unnoticeable. Ceramic braces are very strong and do not stain. They are the perfect orthodontic option for patients who want traditional braces without the embarrassment of metal brackets. Ceramic braces can also have self-ligating brackets which are not only cosmetic but also faster.

Ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional braces do but are virtually invisible. Unlike metal braces, ceramic braces are made of composite materials that are placed on the front of your teeth and virtually disappear in your smile. Ceramic brackets are translucent, which allows them to blend with your teeth and look more natural. These braces use a clear ligature elastic and a thin metal wire to help the teeth move into the desired position.

Something you may want to think about when reviewing your orthodontic options is how often you drink coffee, tea, or wine. Some beverages can stain the clear brackets and bands if you don't care for your braces properly. We can provide recommendations on how to keep your braces looking their best!

How long will I have to wear braces? 

Braces are usually worn for 12 to 24 months, but each case is different. Contact us for a free initial consultation!



Stanley Dentistry Office


3731 NW Cary Parkway
Suite 201
Cary, NC 27513

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Monday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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