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At DeLurgio Orthodontics, we’re committed to offering you the most advanced treatment options using the latest advancements in orthodontics. For those who desire a straight smile but are concerned about the length of treatment, we’re pleased to offer Pitts braces in Citrus Heights, CA. The Pitts 21™ system is the next generation of orthodontic care, featuring light force and low friction to move your teeth into their ideal position faster and more efficiently.
The Pitts 21™ system is a low-friction, self-ligating system of braces that offers 3D control throughout treatment for accurate and predictable results. It features lighter appliances and more precise movement for shorter treatment times. Additionally, since they are self-ligating, Pitts braces don’t use rubber bands, making them more discreet than traditional metal braces.
Aside from advancements in comfort, speed, hygiene, and control, the Pitts system is unique in the placement of the actual brackets. Part of the Pitts system is Smile Arc Protection (SAP) and Vertical Incisor Display (VID), which means the brackets can be placed further up and closer to the gums on the tooth surface than traditional brackets. This increases tooth visibility, creates a curved smile line, and results in a wider, more bold smile.
Here at DeLurgio Orthodontics we consider these things:
Smile Arc Protection brackets are placed more gingival (closer to the gums) than traditional brackets resulting in a beautiful curved smile line and increased tooth display.
Smile Arc is when the edges of your top teeth follow the curve of your lower lip. The ideal Smile Arc has full teeth display with curvature parallel to the curvature of the lower lip as shown here.
A straight flat smile line is less pleasing. A reverse curve where the front teeth appear to be shorter than the canines gives a look of aging and wear and can be quite unattractive.
I was nervous about getting braces at 25. Because, yes, of course people will notice. But it’ll only be a big deal if you make it one. I am fortunate, at my ortho office about a third of the patients are adults and I’m not the only one. I could already see my progress in 3 months and my smile had character. Dr. DeLurgio already knew what she wanted for me when she saw my smile and told me about the Pitts 21 brackets. I told her I trusted her and as a result I definitely had fewer appointments, no broken brackets, anesthetic braces smile with no extractions. She even told me I would have fuller lips at the end of my treatment and I do! Because there are many things to consider when deciding to get braces as an adult, it’s important that you work with someone you trust and who can give you the best care possible. When Dr. DeLurgio approached me about writing my experience, I was glad to do it because she made my complicated case feel less intimidating and more fun. She is so smart and always took a genuine interest in me as a patient. I always appreciated how excited she was to treat me and took the time to explain each step of the process along the way. I am forever grateful to have Dr. DeLurgio as my orthodontist because nobody would care for her patients the way she does.
The benefits of Pitts braces are numerous and include:
Dr. DeLurgio will determine if Pitts braces is suitable for your unique needs at your initial consultation. Contact us today to find out more about how orthodontic treatment can help you.
To learn more about all the innovative ways you can achieve a spectacular smile, contact us to schedule your DeLurgio Smile Assessment. This no-obligation assessment includes a complete orthodontic exam with Dr. DeLurgio. During your consultation, Dr. DeLurgio will be happy to discuss metal braces and any other treatment options that may interest you.
Come and see why patients love Dr. DeLurgio, voted one of Sacramento’s “Top Orthodontists” by Sacramento Magazine! You will see for yourself that our award-winning orthodontist provides 5-star-rated orthodontic care for Pitts braces in Citrus Heights, CA, including Folsom, Orangevale, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Fair Oaks, Roseville, and Granite Bay, CA! Call l 916.966.5517 or click here to schedule your appointment today!