We all want to look our best and many orthodontic treatments can help individuals reach that important goal. Even more important is helping our patients achieve a healthy, well-functioning, stable bite.
Catching conditions as early as possible increases the likelihood that the teeth, jaw, and broader oral structure will develop normally. That's one of the reasons we encourage parents to schedule a visit with us by the time their child reaches the age of seven.
Every mouth is different and has its own issues specific to the individual. Give us a call if you've got questions or concerns. We have a full array of therapies, procedures and treatments to help each patient toward a beautiful smile.
Damon® BracesDamon braces are a system of braces that, like traditional braces, use brackets and wires to correct the alignment of your teeth. However, instead of using elastic O-rings to attach the wires to the brackets, Damon braces are self-ligating. The brackets instead have a sliding mechanism on them. Your wires are attached to your brackets using these sliding mechanisms, allowing for more natural movement as your teeth begin to realign. Read more about Damon® Braces.
Damon® ClearDamon Clear is a clear type of Damon braces. Rather than metal brackets, Damon Clear relies on clear brackets bonded to the fronts of your teeth. Instead of elastic O-rings holding the wires in place on the brackets, the brackets have a sliding mechanism. This sliding mechanism automatically tightens the wires as your teeth are moved to their proper positions. With this treatment, your braces are practically invisible. Read more about Damon® Clear.
AcceleDent®AcceleDent is an FDA approved device that uses both soft pulse technology and cyclical forces to aid in the movement of your teeth during your regular orthodontic treatment. It can accelerate the movement of teeth up to 50%. It can be used in conjunction with metal braces, clear braces, and even Invisalign®. In addition to moving your teeth up to 50% faster, it can also decrease any discomfort that your orthodontic treatment causes. Read more about AcceleDent®.
Insignia™Insignia is a highly advanced system that is used alongside the Damon system braces. It uses fully interactive software that enables us to create custom brackets and see every step of the treatment process. With Insignia, we take a digital impression of your mouth. The impression then appears on the computer monitor in 3D. It allows us to see a map of your teeth, which then enables us to both create your custom brackets, as well as determine optimal bracket placement. Read more about Insignia™.
Invisalign®Invisalign is different. Rather than brackets and wires to move your teeth, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to achieve the same results. Because the aligners are clear, they are practically invisible in your mouth. In addition to their invisibility, Invisalign aligners are also removable. Read more about Invisalign®.
i-Bracesi-Braces are also commonly called lingual braces. This means that they are not attached to the front surfaces of your teeth but the backsides. The placement of the braces may be reversed, but the ultimate goals of your treatment are still the same. i-Braces still use brackets and wires to move your teeth into proper alignment, but they are almost completely hidden from view in your mouth. In fact, most people might not even know that you are wearing them unless you tell them. Read more about i-Braces.
Why Orthodontics?Your teeth are a crucial feature of your mouth. In addition to aiding in biting and chewing, they also provide you with a beautiful smile. When your teeth are crooked, however, your entire life is impacted. Crooked teeth not only affect the quality of your smile, but they also make eating more difficult. Read more about Why Orthodontics?