Ask Us About Orthodontics!
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. Our goal is to give you a healthy, straight, stunning smile.
Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws.
Braces are the most common fixed appliances and consist of bands, wires and/or brackets. Bands are fixed around the teeth or tooth and used as anchors for the appliance, while brackets are most often bonded to the front of the tooth. Arch wires are passed through the brackets and attached to the bands. Tightening the arch wire puts tension on the teeth, gradually moving them to their proper position. Braces are usually adjusted monthly to bring about the desired results, which may be achieved within 18-30 months. Today’s braces are smaller, lighter and show far less metal than in the past. They come in bright colors for kids as well as clear styles preferred by many adults.
Aligners, such as clear aligners by Invisalign®, are an alternative to traditional braces for adults and are being used increasingly to move teeth in the same way that fixed appliances work, only without metal wires and brackets. Aligners are virtually invisible and are removed for eating, brushing and flossing. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Our orthodontic services are performed by licensed general dentists whose practice includes general dentistry as well as orthodontics.
Call us to schedule your COMPLIMENTARY orthodontic consultation.