Early Orthodontic Treatment
Along with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7. Screening and treating, if necessary, at an early age allows us to catch potential problems at their onset and correct them before they become more serious. This saves time and money!
During your child’s initial evaluation, we will determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed and the appropriate time to begin treatment. We may not recommend immediate treatment, but an early evaluation allows us to create the most efficient and most effective treatment plan.
Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontics is not just for kids! More and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles. In fact, about 25 percent of our patients are adults! If you have ever thought about improving your smile, we invite you to visit us for a consultation. We have seen a multitude of dental challenges from our adult patients.
No problem is beyond repair and you are never too old for a better smile! We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults in order to give you a dramatically improved smile, as well as a better bite that includes healthier teeth and gums.
Braces and Treatment Options
We offer a variety of treatment options, including braces and clear aligners. We will discuss the options that are right for you or your child, as the case may be, and work together to create the treatment plan that will achieve the best possible results! For those patients who choose braces, we offer advanced bracket technology, including Clarity and SmartClip braces.
Clarity brackets are small, sturdy, and clear, and they offer more comfortable treatment that is also less noticeable. The SmartClip bracket system uses a specially designed clip to hold the archwire in place, making braces more comfortable by reducing friction. This technology often reduces both treatment time and the frequency of visits to our office.
In addition to braces, we proudly offer clear aligners for minor tooth movement. The system of clear aligners provides patients with more flexibility in their treatment allowing them to remove the aligners to brush, floss, and eat.
Regardless of the specific treatment plan, we employ the latest in digital impression technology by using the 3M True Definition Intraoral Scanner. This advanced technology replaces the traditional, messy physical impression process, and enables us to easily keep our patients’ scans on file! These digital impressions help us create appliances and diagnose orthodontic issues with more precision, and outfit patients with their braces even faster.
Incognito Lite™ is a system of Lingual Braces which are securely attached with brackets to the back-side of each tooth being treated. They remain hidden from view and protected from any damage when eating, drinking, or talking. Incognito Lite Braces are slim and custom-made to fit your mouth.
This individual custom fit provides increased comfort and minimal irritation giving the user peace of mind. In essence, they allow you to make minimal changes to your smile without dealing with many of the issues normally associated with traditional braces.
The Incognito Lite™ System offers an ideal treatment option for adult relapse cases or for patients who need only minor anterior tooth movement. Patient comfort is maximized with brackets placed only 3-3, or 4-4 (if anchorage is needed). Most patients acclimate faster than with a full arch treatment. The average treatment time is 9-12 months.
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