Orthodontics

Orthodontics


Orthodontics is the science of moving and straightening of the teeth.  Traditionally, this is achieved with specially designed brackets that are bonded on the facial surface of the teeth and engaged to a wire that has the desired arch.  Slowly, and with constant force the provided by the wire, the teeth would eventually move into its final position.

There are Different types of braces.

  • Metal braces These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces.” However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious “metal-mouth” braces than many adults remember. Plus, new heat-activatedarchwires use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully than in the past.

    ArticlePros: Least expensive type; colored bands give kids a chance to express themselves

    Cons: Most noticeable type of braces

    Ceramic Braces

    Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.

    ArticlePros: Less noticeable than metal braces; move teeth much faster than clear plastic aligners (Invisalign)

    Cons: More expensive than metal braces; Brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them well

    Lingual Braces

    Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth.

    ArticlePros: Invisible from outside

    Cons: Difficult to clean; more expensive; not appropriate for severe cases; can be more uncomfortable at first; regular adjustments take longer and are more difficult than with traditional braces

Clear Correct

Looking for an alternative to metal braces? Clear Correct is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort-every reason to smile.

With Clear Correct,  we can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.

You and your doctor will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems you have for your smile. Once you and your doctor establish that Clear Correct is the right treatment option for you, we can start your treatment.