CHILDREN WITH SEVERE CROWDING need two phases of treatment. The first phase is to expand the mouth for adequate tooth eruption and a second phase to straighten and align the teeth once they are fully erupted. Specially designed appliances are often cemented in the mouth for short periods of time to achieve the goals of phase 1 treatment. Then braces are placed during the second phase.
We utilize these recent advancements of technology in orthodontics to improve smiles:
Invisalign® is a wonderful alternative treatment to braces. You can straighten your teeth without us putting metal in your mouth. Instead, we use plastic trays (also known as aligners) to move your teeth back into place. Each aligner is custom made to fit your mouth so you don’t have to worry about mouth irritation.
Since the aligners are removable, they are easier to keep clean. You can also continue to brush and floss your teeth without having to try to avoid harming your braces. It is also nice because you can eat whatever you want.
Invisalign® is also popular because the aligners are clear, so most people don’t even know you are wearing anything unless you tell them.
We offer clear braces, which are much less noticeable than metal braces but still give patients the smile they deserve.
Clear aligners are not the same as clear braces. Clear aligners are plastic trays that you wear like you would wear a mouthguard. Clear braces are like metal braces, but they are almost invisible.
Clear braces have many advantages. They are almost invisible, giving patients who do not want traditional braces another alternative.
Even though there are many types of braces, traditional braces are still the most popular option. Great strides in technology have been made since they were first used, so they are becoming more comfortable and effective.
Traditional braces use stainless steel brackets and archwires to move your teeth into their proper position. Many teenagers like to decorate their braces with different colored rubber bands to give them a colorful and unique smile. You can choose a new color (or colors) during every adjustment!