Congratulations on starting your SMILE journey!
A lot of people ask me, "Why do you place the brackets so close to the gums?"
This is a GREAT question, and one of my favorites to answer!
Traditionally, orthodontists placed braces in the center of the teeth. This created straight, but FLAT smiles.
I knew that I wanted MORE! I spent years taking courses to find out how I can get both an excellent bite and a gorgeous smile. I went to a course by Dr. Tom Pitts. There, I found that placing the brackets very precisely (and closer to the gums) results in a curvy, stunning smile!
This concept, called Smile Arc Protection (SAP), results in the upper incisors following the flower of the lower tip.
I am so excited to get to share with you some of my smile transformations with the SAP approach!