Teen & Adult Braces
We specialize in Orthodontics. Braces are used to assist in aligning and straightening teeth in order to not only improve appearance, but to also improve a person’s bite. Orthodontics may be used to correct malocclusions, overbites, underbites, cross bites, deep bites, crooked teeth and other imperfections of the teeth and jaws.
Dental technology has improved over the years to include new options to help correct the above issues, and there are a number of techniques and products available that were not available just a few short years ago. The patient experience has improved and today’s options are less conspicuous than the full braces that were common in the past.
Teen and Adult Invisalign® aligners offer effective orthodontic treatment with high quality results without the look and feel of traditional braces. Clear Ceramic braces are also popular with adults and teenagers who want the results of braces without the look of metal. Your visit will begin with a consultation with our doctors to review the best alternatives for your orthodontic care. We will be happy to address any questions you may have regarding your treatment and will provide a plan for orthodontic therapy.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Metal Braces are made from stainless steel brackets and wires and provide effective treatment and proven results, so they still remain a remain a popular choice for patients with challenging orthodontic treatment needs and may be used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help with making corrections to a person’s bite.
Virtually invisible, there are several advantages clear brackets have over traditional braces and aligners. Clear braces combine tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results. Available from skilled orthodontists, clear braces combine the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.
AcceleDent® uses SoftPulse Technology ™ to help your current orthodontic treatment work up to 40% faster. It does this by generating small vibrations called micropulses to gently accelerate the movement of your teeth as they are guided by your orthodontics. The micro pulses can also help to make your orthodontic experience more comfortable.
- Proven – Demonstrated safe and effective in US clinical trials
- Safe – Cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration and available only prescription from your orthodontist
- Simple – Requires only 20 minutes a day of hands-free use at home, leaving you free to text, read, or watch TV
Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE)
A Rapid Palatal Expander or RPE can be used to address crowding and other issues by expanding the upper jaw to make more room to accommodate tooth and/or jaw alignment.