For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for choosing to receive orthodontic care. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, having braces are one way to improve how 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, so our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
Braces and other orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable, or they may consist of brackets bonded to your teeth. Braces slowly move teeth to the proper position by placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction.
Nowadays, braces no longer have to be metal. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and in some cases, you can pick from a variety of colors. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster and with more comfort.
Treatment time will vary based on several factors, like your age, the type you choose, and how severe your case is, and can range from 6 months to 3 years. For children, receiving interceptive, or early, treatment can also reduce treatment time later on in life. The real key to successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the quicker and more efficient your treatment will be.
Before starting your orthodontic care journey, we will discuss all of your options and give you an estimate of how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.