We offer both traditional braces and invisible braces (Invisalign) to our patients to help improve their smiles and overall facial appearance. With proper orthodontics, we can treat overbites, underbites, and crooked or crowded teeth. Traditional braces use brackets (metal, ceramic/tooth-colored, or clear plastic) that are bonded to the teeth. Wires are then attached to the brackets and are used to adjust the position of teeth.
Increasingly popular invisible braces (Invisalign and other similar types of systems) use a series of aligners that are transparent, customized, removable inserts that aren’t visible to others while you’re wearing them. Being able to remove them while eating, brushing, and flossing your teeth helps to avoid the trapping of food and plaque that can become an issue with traditional braces. Each aligner is typically worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next one. Invisible aligners are generally not a good choice for young people who are still waiting for permanent teeth. Our commitment to you is to recommend braces that are best suited to dental health, improving your smile, and containable within your budget or payment plan.
While orthodontic problems are often more quickly and simply resolved while the head and mouth are still growing (between ages of 10 and 14 years), braces are no longer just for kids! We go out of our way to help you, as patient/parent/guardian, to understand the options. That includes how often you’ll have to return for visits, and things you can do (before, during, and after the braces) to help you achieve the best short-term and long-term improvements to your smile, appearance, and dental health.