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Many treatment options...One remarkable new smile

 

Benefits of orthodontic treatment

  • Improve the function of your teeth

  • Increase self-esteem and confidence

  • Improve the long-term health of your teeth and gums

  • Reduce the risk of injury to your teeth

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Treatment options

  • Traditional braces: Metal braces and wires with color ties on each brace

  • Clear braces: Ceramic or composite braces provide the same treatment effect as traditional braces but are often used with clear or white ties on each brace

  • Invisalign: Series of clear, removable aligners worn 22 hours/day to achieve tooth movement prescribed by your orthodontist

  • Early/Interceptive treatment: My child is so young! Does he/she need braces?! Probably not. We love to see kids around age 7 or 8 for a complimentary initial exam but rarely is treatment recommended. We don’t often treat patients at such a young age, but we like to see them for an exam and x-ray to check for missing or extra teeth, jaw and bite problems, or tooth eruption problems. After the initial exam, usually an annual visit (at no charge) is recommended. By seeing your child annually starting at age 7 or 8, we have a good point of reference and can monitor growth and development as well as tooth eruption to make sure that if there is a benefit to treatment, we can begin at the appropriate time.

  • Adolescent treatment: When is the best time to start treatment? We can answer that question along with many others during your exam! Most orthodontic problems are best treated during the adolescent years when most, if not all, permanent teeth are present and jaw growth is most active.

  • Adult treatment: It's never too late to have that smile you've always wanted. Whether it’s your first experience with orthodontics or you weren’t the superstar retainer wearer, orthodontics isn’t just for kids anymore! Approximately 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults.

  • Surgical Orthodontics: Some patients require improved jaw alignment in addition to traditional orthodontic treatment to restore esthetics and proper jaw function; most often recommended when a patient’s improper bite is caused by a skeletal discrepancy rather than a tooth alignment discrepancy