Orthodontics focuses on alignment of your teeth and jaws to improve your smile as well as your oral health. Teeth that do not fit together well are more difficult to keep clean and are at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Our experts offer a variety of orthodontic options, and we will work with you to determine which is best for your needs.
Traditional braces are extremely effective when it comes to treating severe overcrowding. They give us control necessary to move the teeth in small increments. The main disadvantage is the look of metal brackets and wires. Ceramic braces utilize the same concept, but they are less visible with clear brackets and tooth-colored wires.
Invisalign and In-House Clear Aligners
Invisalign offers a tooth straightening treatment with clear, custom-made aligner trays. Each tray is worn approximately 22 hours per day for about two weeks, and then you switch to the next in the series. They are easy to remove, and they are virtually invisible. Removable aligners mean there are no restrictions on what you eat, and you can brush and floss as usual. Our in-house clear aligners offer a similar option. Made from a durable plastic material, custom-made for your mouth, this type of treatment offers an innovative, convenient and comfortable way of straightening your teeth.
Six Month Smiles
This innovative system uses tooth-colored wires and clear brackets that move teeth into alignment in as fast as six months. The brackets are clear, and the wires are made of tooth-colored nickel-titanium. They are comfortable and designed to focus on cosmetic appearance, using low force to move your teeth.
Once your teeth are straightened, the last thing you want is to lose that perfect alignment. With our custom-made retainers, you can be assured that your ideal smile will stay put.
To learn more about our orthodontic treatments, give us a call today at (910) 933-0382 to schedule an appointment.