Invisalign

Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.

The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners – as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually – week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!

Damon

Metal

Ceramic

Damon
We are proud to carry Damon self-ligating braces. Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the arch wire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Metal
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

Surgical Treatments

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine recognized dental specialties, and it focuses on treating complex craniofacial cases that involve the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. If you need surgical orthodontics, your orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

Phase I & Phase II

The goal of two-phase treatment is to give the child the best possible results with the least invasive and least painful measures. To determine if early intervention is needed or not, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that an initial exam should take place no later than age 7. This doesn’t mean that treatment may be necessary, but it allows the orthodontist the ability to begin monitoring the eruption of permanent teeth and jaw growth and gives us the ability to anticipate any problems that might need to be addressed.

Some of the most direct benefits of early treatment are:
  • Helping to develop the arch width and length.
  • Creating more room for the crowded and erupting teeth.
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruded or tipped teeth.
  • Helping to start correcting skeletal growth differences in children during growth.
  • Holding needed space for erupting teeth.
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal.
Often, at the end of the first phase, the teeth are not in their final position, as this will be accomplished during the second phase. The primary goal of the first phase is to develop a solid foundation for the teeth. Following early treatment periodic recall appointments are set in order to check the progression of jaw growth and permanent tooth eruption.