Our cosmetic dentistry practice offers traditional braces, clear braces (including Six Month Smiles), 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 to improve both cosmetic appearance and overall dental function. 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.
Invisible braces (Invisalign and other similar types of systems), because of their lower cosmetic impact, continue to grow in popularity. They 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 the orthodontic method that is best suited to dental health, provides the best long-term and short-term cosmetic enhancement and is containable within your budget or payment plan.
While orthodontic and cosmetic 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 offer special solutions, such as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign, which were actually invented to address the needs of adult patients hoping to improve their smiles.
We go out of our way to help you, as patient/parent/guardian, to understand our cosmetic dentistry 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 cosmetic improvements to your smile, appearance, and dental health.