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Smile Big With Braces

Orthodontics can provide great benefits to many smiles. They straighten teeth to improve appearance, but can also correct a bite to prevent tooth grinding and wear. Braces can help patients of all ages get a healthier, more attractive smile!

How Do Braces Work?

Dental braces are the way that teeth are orthodontically moved and corrected. They apply pressure over time to slowly move teeth. Braces can be worn for as little as six months with dramatic results. The Royal Oak team will examine your teeth and mouth to determine if you could benefit from braces. Braces have different parts to get optimal tooth movement, including:

  • Brackets: the small squares that are bonded to the front of each tooth and hold the orthodontic wires in places.
  • Orthodontic bands: bands that wrap around the tooth and are cemented in place to anchor the wire arch and hold it tight.
  • Arch wires: the wires that attach to the brackets and guide the movement of teeth.
  • Ties: small rubber rings that are placed on brackets to keep the arch wire in place.
  • Rubber bands or elastics: may be attached to hooks on brackets to apply pressure between the top and bottom teeth.

If you think you or your child could benefit from braces, call Royal Oak Dental Group.  We are proud to serve patients in the Raleigh-Cary-Chapel Hill-Siler City area, including Apex, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Hillsboro, Durham, Morrisville, Garner, Wake Forest and Knightdale.




Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
Click Here: COVID-19 & Office Updates

Dear Patient:
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
Royal Oak Dental Group