Braces & orthodontics
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, our braces will slowly move your teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose from brackets that are clear or metallic. The latest wire materials are far less noticeable and designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Types of Braces
Traditional, Metal Braces
Traditional, metal braces are the most common type of braces. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth by using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Clear braces are made of transparent materials like ceramic or sapphire. Clear braces are a good option for older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. They are visually less prominent than the traditional, metal braces and provide excellent results just like their metal counterparts!
Clear Aligners & Invisalign
Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. You can remove the aligners to eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, this helps to make brushing and flossing less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. We offer both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
Duration of Treatment
Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Contact your local office today to schedule an appointment and learn more about if orthodontics is right for you.