When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable
and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They
may be removable or they may be brackets bonded (glued) to the
teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled
direction, the teeth are moved to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed
around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets for the
lower teeth and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are
far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth
faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
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. A big factor in a successful
treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment.
For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment, can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
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. Please contact our practice to schedule an
appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.