For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment, can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options, and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment, and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.
You may start to notice that in your late twenties, even if you wore braces as a teenager, that your teeth are shifting. This is natural and is due to subtle tooth growth, which impacts tooth alignment. More specifically, teeth shift mainly because of heredity, wisdom teeth or even teeth that are lost prematurely due to extractions.
Invisalign is a breakthrough technology that lets you have the smile you’ve always wanted, without the hassle of braces.
By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you’ll notice sooner than you think. An Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from 2 – 24 months.
The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, with each aligner progressively moving your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position, until you have a more beautiful smile. The total number of clear aligners is specific to your smile and determined by our dentists.
If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign may be your perfect answer. It is simply a great way to transform your smile without interfering at all in your day-to-day life or busy schedule.
Customized: Your doctor will take precise impressions and customize your aligners specifically for your teeth.
Effective: Even before your Invisalign treatment is finished, your teeth alignment will improve and you will begin to enjoy the benefits of your beautiful new smile.
Comfort: With Invisalign, the edges are smooth so they won’t irritate your cheeks or gums.
Clarity: Invisalign is invisible, so no one will even know that you are straitening your teeth.
Removability: You can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss or for special aligners.
Will it work for me?
Not only is Invisalign versatile, helping to correct a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues, but it really works. There are over half a million smiles to back that up, however a confident smile isn’t the only benefit of correcting your dental issues with custom made Invisalign aligners, your health can be positively impacted as well.
The Inman Aligner is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. It's ideal as a stand alone treatment or to prealign teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as bonding or minimal veneers.
How does it work?
The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. The inner bow pushes forwards, while the outer bow pulls back on the front teeth. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly.
How long is the treatment with the Inman Aligner?
Most cases are completed within 6-18 weeks. Your Inman Aligner dentist will give you a realistic guide of what to expect. For suitable cases, the Inman Aligner is usually much faster than alternative orthodontic techniques.
What's involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner?
As with other orthodontic treatment, after treatment is completed with the Inman Aligner, retention is recommended for life to prevent relapse. Retention can come in the form of a lingually bonded retainer or an Essix retainer.
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