Orthodontics & Braces
Do crooked or misaligned teeth keeping you from showing off your smile?
An orthodontic problem is called a malocclusion, meaning “bad bite”. Some examples of causes of malocclusion are crowded teeth, extra teeth, missing teeth or jaws that are out of alignment. Most malocclusions are inherited, although some can be acquired. Acquired malocclusions can be caused by accidents, early or late loss of baby teeth, or sucking of the thumb or fingers for a prolonged period of time.
Children and adults can both benefit from orthodontics. It is recommended that every child receive an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Treatment may take a little longer for adults. Because an adult’s facial bones are no longer growing, certain corrections may not be accomplished with braces alone. The average treatment time is about 24 months and varies with individual patients. Usually, adult treatment takes a little longer than a child’s treatment.
Schedule an appointment today for an evaluation, and let our friendly gentle staff determine what orthodontic solutions best fit your needs. We accept a wide variety of insurances and offer payment plans to fit your family’s budget.
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Some of the most commonly utilized orthodontic options include:
Today’s braces are generally less noticeable than those of the past. Brackets, the part of the braces that hold the wires, are bonded to the front of the teeth. These brackets can be metal, clear, or tooth-colored. Wires that are used for braces today are also less noticeable. In some cases, brackets may be put on the back of the teeth (lingual appliances).
Modern wires are also less noticeable than their predecessors. Today’s wires are made of “space age” materials that exert a steady, gentle pressure on the teeth, making the tooth-moving process faster and more comfortable for patients.
A clear alternative to braces, Invisalign, for as low as $299 per month, can help you get the beautiful smile you have always wanted without the metal mouth.
Invisalign® offers a level of comfort, convenience and confidence, not found with traditional braces. Invisalign® provides the orthodontic correction of traditional braces, but with virtually no visible indication that you’re wearing them.
Talk to your dentist about how Invisalign® can provide you with the smile-straightening you need, without interfering with the smile you have.
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