For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
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.
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, braces slowly move 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 clear or metal brackets, and in some cases, you can even choose 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 ageis a great age to wear braces!
Treatmenttime varies and can last between one and three years depending on several factors,including age, treatment method, and the severity of your case. A big factor ina successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the moreefficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or earlytreatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Beforebeginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your optionsand provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Pleasecontact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more aboutorthodontics and the treatments we provide.