Whether you’re dealing with serious alignment issues or just want a straighter more beautiful smile, braces can gradually shift your teeth to create the beams of your dreams
Straight teeth are more than just beautiful. Not only does a straight smile make you feel more confident, but it also helps protect your oral health. Crooked teeth can contribute to oral health issues, such as a higher risk of cavities, premature wear and tear, a higher risk of TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), and more. Braces are a time-tested, cost-effective way to straighten your teeth, improve your bite, and enhance both your appearance and your oral health.
More than half of all Americans feel self-conscious about their teeth. If you’re one of them, braces can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
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Our office is proud to provide Pitts self-ligating braces. As one of the most reputable brands in orthodontics, Pitts utilizes clips instead of elastic ties, allowing the wires to move freely without causing friction. These are specially designed to straighten teeth quicker, and with less discomfort. Plus, no elastic ties creates a cleaner experience, which enhances your overall oral hygiene.
Using our state-of-the-art iTero Intraoral Scanner, your dentist can capture a 3D model of your mouth in just 3 minutes or less. This fully digital process means that messy putty is now a thing of the past!
Clear aligners can gradually shift your teeth into the strong, straight smile of your dreams — without anyone noticing. If you’re looking for a metal and bracket-free approach to treatment, talk to your dentist about our clear aligner options.
Interested in braces but looking for a less noticeable option? Ceramic braces are made out of a translucent ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth. It’s a great way to get all the benefits of traditional braces, without shiny metals or bright colors.
Our team are early adopters of the miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) technique. MARPE is a minimally invasive alternative to solving issues of the jaw and can prevent more invasive procedures while increasing the airway. Schedule a consultation today to find out if MARPE can help you get the most out of your orthodontic treatment.
For more complex tooth movements, our doctors are expertly trained to use Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) to achieve results that would have previously been deemed impossible. In recent years, TADs have opened the possibilities to treat severe cases with orthodontics alone.
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Braces are an affordable option to straighten your teeth and improve your bite. They also are covered by some dental insurance plans, especially for children under the age of 18.
Braces are versatile and powerful in strengthening severe misalignments. With the right treatment plan, an experienced orthodontist can correct almost any issue with your teeth and bite.
Misaligned or crooked teeth are harder to clean, which can raise the risk of gum disease or tooth decay. They also may wear down more quickly, and could be more prone to chipping, cracking, or breaking. Misaligned teeth can contribute to problems like tooth grinding and TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). With braces, you can treat and prevent these problems.
To begin your treatment, you’ll come to our office for an orthodontic consultation, and your orthodontist will discuss all of your options for treatment. If they decide on braces, we offer same-day placements so need wait weeks to get started. This is a completely non-invasive procedure that typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.
Once your braces are attached to your teeth, you’ll need to come back into our office for an adjustment. These are usually done every 4-10 weeks, and take about half an hour. During this appointment, your dentist will check on your progress, then tighten your braces to make sure your teeth keep moving toward the proper position.
Once your treatment is over, your dentist will remove your braces. Then, they will build a set of retainers for your teeth. Retainers help your teeth maintain the proper position after your braces are removed. You’ll wear these at night to make sure your teeth don’t move back to the original position.
Caring for your braces is similar to regular oral healthcare. Make sure to use a soft-bristled brush to keep your teeth, brackets, and wires clean and free from debris. Your orthodontist may provide you with a V-shaped toothbrush to ensure efficient brushing in between brackets. Don’t forget to floss! Stiff-tipped floss picks are perfect for removing food lodged in spots that may be tough to reach. Visit your orthodontist for regular follow-ups to ensure your teeth are adjusting properly and you’ll be braces-free in no time.
The cost of metal braces is different for each patient. Factors that may affect the cost of your metal braces include the severity of your teeth misalignment, appointment and visits, insurance type, and more. The best way to find out how much you’ll pay for metal braces is to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.
Metal braces are an excellent solution to a number of orthodontic issues. If your teeth are crowded, overlapped, gapped, or crooked, metal braces can restore your smile and shift your teeth back where they belong. Patients struggling with an overbite, crossbite, overjet, or open bite may also be great candidates for metal braces.
As one of the most popular and affordable methods to straighten teeth, traditional braces are an effective solution for individuals struggling with a variety of orthodontic issues. Metal braces are extremely durable and are able to withstand daily wear, chewing, and brushing throughout the duration of your treatment.
Braces work by applying gradual pressure on the teeth, slowly moving them into the desired alignment. The jaw bone adapts as the braces apply pressure over time, which allows the teeth and their roots to adjust. While all cases are unique, it can take anywhere from six months to two years to correct your smile with braces.