Your journey to a perfect smile starts here. We love to work with families as they explore best options for their child’s treatment, as well as adults looking to improve their smiles:
“Aligners are clear, thin, plastic-like trays that are formed to fit an individual’s teeth. Patients are responsible for putting in and removing their aligners. A series of aligners is created to move teeth. Each aligner is worn for 2-3 weeks, and moves teeth a fraction of a millimeter at a time. Patients must remove aligners for meals and when brushing/flossing. The number of aligners needed to correct misaligned teeth varies based on the individual’s orthodontic problem and its correction.” *
“Traditional braces are comprised of brackets that are affixed to teeth and wires that are threaded through slots in the brackets. Some patients may also have metal bands encircling back teeth. Wires are held to brackets by tiny rubber bands called “ligatures” or “o-rings.” Brackets are generally made of stainless steel. Wires are made of metal alloys and deliver a constant, gentle force to move teeth.” *
“Traditional ceramic braces are tooth-colored, making them next-to-invisible. They are affixed to teeth, and wires are threaded through slots in the brackets. Wires are held to brackets by tiny rubber bands called “ligatures” or “o-rings.” Brackets are made of ceramic or porcelain materials. Wires are made of metal alloys and deliver a constant, gentle force to move teeth.” *
“Most braces go on the front of the teeth. Sometimes braces can be put on the backs of teeth – these are called “lingual” braces. These are virtually invisible. Not all orthodontists offer this form of treatment, and not all kinds of orthodontic problems can be successfully treated with lingual braces.”*
We offer the BRAVA appliance to our patients. BRAVA/BRIUS is revolutionary technology that uses independent movement to straighten teeth. NOT BRACES. NOT ALIGNERS. HIDDEN BEHIND YOUR TEETH. (click on the link for more information)
A comprehensive orthodontic treatment could be completed as fast as 3 – 6 months, with fast orthodontic methods and advanced tools and techniques. Usually the treatment is completed up to 30% faster, and you’ll be enjoying your transformed smile much faster than other methods.
Fast orthodontic techniques works will all different types of orthodontic treatment options.
“A mouth guard is used by athletes of all ages to protect teeth from trauma during competitive and individual sporting activities. They are made of a variety of materials, some relatively flexible and others relatively rigid. Custom-made mouth guards deliver the greatest protection. Over-the-counter mouth guards are available in “boil and bite” versions, which are formed to the individual’s mouth, and “ready to wear” versions, which cannot be customized and offer the least protection. The American Association of Orthodontists advocates the use of mouth guards by children and adults during organized and recreational sporting activities.” *
“Removable retainers are clear, thin, slightly flexible, and made of a plastic-like material. They fit the exact shape and placement of the teeth. Not only are there removable retainers, but there are also fixed retainers. Both types of retainers hold teeth in their new positions after “active” orthodontic treatment is completed. This allows newly formed bone to harden around the teeth. Wearing retainers as instructed is the key to maintaining the success of orthodontic treatment. When not in the mouth, removable retainers should be kept in the case provided by the orthodontist.” *
In case of experiencing any form of discomfort with your braces or clear aligner therapy, and you have not been able to manage it yourself, feel free to contact our office and set up a comfort visit; even if you are not a patient of record at our office.