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Pitts 21 Braces


Pitts 21 was designed to create wide, beautiful 12 tooth smiles. You can see the Pitts 21 difference by comparing the two images here. In the narrow 6 tooth smile, you will notice dark corridors near the corners of the mouth due to tooth removal. The 12 tooth Pitts 21 smile features a wider, more beautiful smile since healthy teeth were not removed. Pitts 21 allows your orthodontist to create smiles that are as unique as the individual.

Side by side comparison of Pitts 21 and traditional braces.  Pitts 21 on the left, traditional on the right.


With the precision of Pitts 21, your orthodontist will be able to deliver exceptional results sooner. Fewer appointments to fit into your already busy schedule. The efficient Pitts 21 system means that teeth will move quickly and predictably, so fewer appointments may be needed.


Pitts 21 braces are designed with smooth rounded corners to create a more comfortable experience. Pitts 21 also has a smaller profile, and a rubber band-less door, which supports better hygiene since plaque has less of an opportunity to accumulate. Pitts 21 braces are specially designed to move teeth faster and with less force, so there is almost no discomfort. Gone are the days of painful wire tightening. With our virtually frictionless system, your child's tooth movement will go unnoticed and the results will be apparent sooner.

Example of the Pitts 21 system brace and bracket.  Brace is on the left, bracket on the right.


Braces have changed a lot in the last 15 years. If you wore braces, you likely wore older technology that used elastics to connect the wire to the bracket. The older elastic systems created uncomfortable friction after each appointment and had other challenges including: difficulty cleaning, tooth removal, and longer treatment times. Pitts 21 uses the latest in braces technology by securing the bracket to the wire using a frictionless sliding door. The good news for you is this leads to faster treatment times, exceptional comfort, and the most beautiful smiles.

Photo showing the difference between Pitts 21 brace and a traditional brace.  The Pitts 21 is on the left, traditional on the right.


Smile Arc Protection brackets are placed to enhance and protect the Vertical Incisor Position and Smile Arc of the incisal edges.

  • Greatly Improved Esthetics
  • Broader Smile reducing or eliminating dark corners of the smile
  • Smiles that follow the curvature of your lower lip rather than a flat smile where teeth are lined up straight across
  • Improves Performance of the Appliance
  • No more gingival swelling than usual, depending on patient compliance
  • More vertical incisor display where you see more of your front teeth

Photo collage shows the difference between Pitts 21 and traditional braces.  The top row shows 3 young women smiling and how the Pitts 21 allows more of the smile to show.  The second row image shows how the Pitts 21 brace is placed higher on the tooth than a traditional brace.

Download the Pitts 21 patient information brochure