These are the appliances most people think about when they hear the word “braces.” They are attached directly to your teeth for the duration of your orthodontic treatment. Our office provides treatment in silver and clear braces.
Invisalign and clear plastic aligners
It is possible to straighten smiles with a series of clear plastic trays that fit around your teeth. Usually each tray is worn for two weeks or so, then on to the next. Patients love the way that these aligners can be removed daily to clean teeth and enjoy a favorite food.
Retainers retain! Usually prescribed after orthodontic treatment, these appliances will keep your teeth nice and straight for many years to come. If you had retainers but lost them, come in for a free consultation about replacements.
Sometimes it is appropriate to begin treating certain dental conditions when a patient is very young, which is why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that everyone age 7 and older have an orthodontic evaluation. Often, treatment will not begin until adolescence, but it is nice to have a plan and peace of mind.
Smiles can be straightened at any age. Adults commonly wear braces or use clear plastic aligners. Also, orthodontic treatment is often recommended by dentists in conjunction with various dental procedures such as implants, veneers, crowns and bridges.
Tune ups (people who had braces previously)
Sometimes smiles can fade with time. It is nice to fine-tune the look of teeth that were straightened previously.