Orthodontics

1. Interceptive orthodontics
Many progressive treatments are now available for patients 6 to 11 years of age, which provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present. These treatments may also prevent certain conditions from worsening. Treating children with these types of problems during their growth stages allows our practices to achieve results that may not be possible when face and jaw bones have fully developed. This early treatment can simplify or eliminate additional treatment for the child like surgery.

Interceptive orthodontics or early orthodontics may be recommended to correct certain dental malocclusions that develop early. Crossbites, narrow dental arches, issues created by habits such as thumb or pacifier use, overbites and underbites are some of the conditions that may benefit from interceptive orthodontics. In addition, early interceptive orthodontics may help avoid the removal of permanent teeth in the final phase of orthodontic treatment.

Parents should be aware that interceptive care is usually an early phase of full orthodontics that may be needed in the future. Interceptive care can help make further orthodontic care less involved requiring less treatment time. In some cases it could help avoid any further orthodontic care.

2. Full Braces – This is the most common type of orthodontics especially in teenagers. Modern technology with new materials allows full fixed brace cases to be finished in as little as 6-8 months of treatment with most cases averaging 14-16 months.

3. Invisalign (clear braces) – Some patients especially adults would like to straighten their teeth but don’t want metal braces. Invisalign in a popular choice for those patients. Your Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for you. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth.

Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time.

All of our assistants have their orthodontic training also are are available 5 days a week for all your orthodontic needs.

All orthodontic treatment done in our office is done by a general dentist.

Orthodontics