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Invisalign®

Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners designed using 3D computer imaging technology rather than traditional metal braces. This makes them invisible, removable, and comfortable.

Invisalign® Information

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER INVISALIGN?

The greatest benefit of Invisalign for the majority of patients is that it is Invisible. This makes it ideal for professionals, those who enjoy acting and singing as a hobby, athletes, and anyone who worries about how braces will make them look. However, it has other benefits as well. Being removable, you can eat and drink what you want without damaging the appliance. And since there are no metal pieces, it does not cause irritation to the mouth. Additionally, since you swap out aligners yourself, we make no adjustments and you see us less often.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks. When the two weeks are up, you toss them and switch to the next set in the series. Aligners must be worn 22 hours a day, so the patient will only remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move more and more, eventually reaching their ideal positions. The patient will see us once every two months and treatment should be over in about 15 months.

Braces

Metal
Ceramic
Lingual

Our braces and wires come individually packaged for you and your child from 3M, the same company that produces the N-95 mask for all healthcare workers. In addition to this being a more hygienic product, the braces already have the adhesive on them which also reduces the handling of the braces prior to putting them on your child’s teeth.

Clarity braces are ceramic braces that are small in profile and clear. This allows them to be less visible while still delivering amazing results. We can use Clarity with patients of all ages.

Have you ever questioned why braces have to go on the front of your teeth? As it ends up, they don’t need to be placed there. Certain braces, called lingual braces, go on the backs of the teeth. One option for lingual braces is the Incognito brand.

With Incognito, the brackets are placed on the lingual side of the teeth, which renders them essentially invisible to those around you. From there, everything works just like traditional braces. All the same elements are included, and they are adjusted as traditional braces are adjusted. The main difference, besides where they are placed, is that they are custom made based on digital impressions of your teeth.

Children

The ideal age for seeing an orthodontist for the first time is seven years of age. At this age, children have a mix of adult and baby teeth, but there will be enough adult teeth that the orthodontist will be able to determine if significant problems are present.

EARLY INTERVENTION

Early intervention is suggested when a child has orthodontic problems that will require more than braces as a teen to correct. In this situation, the child will wear braces twice: once as a younger child and once as a teen. The benefits of early intervention include:

  • Guiding jaw growth
  • Regulating arch width
  • Creating space for teeth
  • Eliminating the need for tooth extraction and surgery
  • Correcting speech problems

Teenagers

While braces were once a rite of passage, now they are seen as a hindrance to adolescent lifestyle. We offer teens plenty of options that will make them feel confident in the way they look, both in person and online!

Teen Treatment Information

GO BOLD

While instinct might say to try to hide braces, another option is to lean into them and go bold. In fact, we love this for photos posted on social media. Using traditional metal braces, patients can opt for colored bands that make them pop and even special brackets that come in cool shapes. Why hide when you can make a statement?

GIVE YOUR BRACES A LOWER PROFILE

Damon braces are essentially traditional metal braces that have been vastly improved. Not only do they move teeth faster and better, but they are self-ligating, so fewer pieces are needed. This makes them less visible than traditional braces.

OPT FOR DIFFERENT MATERIALS

Damon braces can be used with different types of brackets. Clear brackets are a great way to hide the appearance of braces, while ceramic brackets blend into the teeth. Both do a great job of straightening the teeth as well.

HIDE YOUR BRACES

Why do braces need to be on the front of the teeth? They don’t! Braces can be placed on the backs of teeth as well, hiding them from sight. We call these lingual braces and many teens like to have them.

GO INVISIBLE

Finally, we offer Invisalign Teen, which is a braces alternative system that is completely invisible to those around you. They are comfortable and convenient as well. Many teens love having Invisalign, and you probably will too.

Adults

Most adults who want to correct their smiles want to do so without obvious braces. That is why we offer numerous treatment options that allow patients to correct their smiles without the look of traditional braces. Some options we offer include:

  • Clear braces
  • Ceramic braces

  • Lingual braces
  • Self-ligating braces

  • Invisalign

Dentofacial Orthopedics

Orthodontics is about managing tooth movement. Dentofacial orthopedics is about guiding facial growth and development, which is why this is a specialty geared towards the treatment of children. Specialized appliances, including headgear and expanders, are used. This treatment can be done at the same time as orthodontic treatment in most cases.

Surgical Orthodontics

Orthognathic surgery, better known as surgical orthodontics, is a form of orthodontic treatment utilized when a patient presents with severe orthodontic problems at an age where early intervention is no longer an option. This surgery can address bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. It is considered a dental specialty and requires additional years of training.The jaw must be finished growing before surgery takes place, so after age 16 for females and after age 18 for males. This surgery can align the jaw and then plates will be used to move the teeth.