Braces may be the best option for you if you’re looking for a traditional orthodontic treatment option. We provide both standard metal braces and ceramic braces, which are made of a tooth-colored material that resembles the color of your natural teeth. Metal braces utilize traditional metal brackets and wires to shift your teeth into the proper position, whereas ceramic braces use clear brackets.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that uses clear aligners instead of brackets and wires to gently move your teeth into their desired position over time. The aligners are custom-made for each individual patient and replaced every few weeks as needed until treatment is completed. This makes Invisalign a great option for those who want an aesthetically pleasing treatment without sacrificing effectiveness. Plus, since they’re removable, it’s easier to maintain proper oral hygiene during treatment!
Some orthodontic issues require two phases of treatment to provide the best outcome possible, which is where two-phase treatment comes in. Phase one involves treating an existing issue utilizing a fixed appliance such as braces is complete. Phase two begins sometime after phase one, and it follows up on any remaining issues or helps maintain progress made so far. Two-phase treatments are often used when dealing with young children who still have more growth left in their smile but need some preparatory work before they reach maturity.
After completing orthodontic treatments, retainers will often be used to help maintain results over time by keeping teeth in place so they don’t move back into their original position, which is not uncommon. Retainers come in different forms, such as fixed retainers, which are bonded onto the back of teeth, or removable retainers, which can be taken out at night. Our team can help determine which type suits you best based on your needs and lifestyle!
Sometimes unexpected things happen—like when a bracket pops off due to an accident or misalignment happens suddenly due to an injury—so it’s important to know what steps to take if such an emergency arises. If something like this happens, give us a call immediately so we can help get everything back on track as soon as possible!