Few people are lucky to be born with perfect teeth, but braces are more common nowadays. Everyone appreciates a winning smile. It makes a pleasing appearance, promotes self-esteem, prevents future problems and is valuable to social and career success.Creating beautiful smiles and bettering dental health is what orthodontics is all about. Today, orthodontic treatment is convenient and affordable, so that individuals can enjoy its important benefits.
Types of Braces
While dental braces used to be all metal, you will find many different types of braces today. If you’re considering braces for yourself or your child, we have options to suit your specific needs. We offer traditional, lingual, ceramic, self-ligating braces & Invisalign. It’s recommended to come for an orthodontic evaluation at 7 years old. We’ll help you make the best choice for you or your child.
Duration of Treatment
A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years depending on several factors including age, treatment method and how minor or severe your case is. For children, receiving interceptive treatment can help provide a quicker treatment time. We have tons of great images and tutorials to show you how things work!
Retainers may be removable or fixed. They hold your teeth in their new, correct positions after your teeth have been straightened. We will instruct you on how to care for your retainer and about the duration of the wear. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent regression of your treatment
Invisalign is the “Invisible” alternative, but without actual braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. These aligners are virtually visible, comfortable to wear and are easy for you to remove for special occasions (Available for teens and adults).
To Successfully complete your orthodontic treatment plan, we’ll need your help! The teeth and jaws can only move toward their corrected positions if the patient consistently wears the appliances as prescribed. This includes elastic (rubber bands), headgear, palatal expanders, Spacers and retainers.
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