Orthodontics Teeth Straightening Treatments
Having a straighter smile can make you feel more confident about the way your teeth look, but it can also decrease your risk of problems like:
Worn, chipped, broken teeth and fillings
TMJ disorder and headaches
Periodontal (gum) disease
Properly aligned teeth are easier to care for, keep clean, and function as designed without straining the TMJ. As such, straightening misaligned teeth can help to boost your overall oral health.
Types of Braces and Orthodontic Treatments
The type of appliances or treatment that you choose to wear will depend on a number of different factors. From your personal preferences to the severity of your tooth misalignment, we offer a variety of different braces to choose from:
Fixed Braces — Traditional orthodontics works for any age and even the most complex of cases.
Lingual Braces — Hidden braces are tucked on the back of your teeth, so that they’re completely invisible to everyone else. Aside from being on the tongue-side of your tooth, they look just like regular braces.
Removable Braces — Clear, invisible aligners can be removed for easy home care. No one even has to know that you’re wearing braces. Plus, you can take them out to eat whatever you want.
Invisible Braces — “Tooth colored” braces offer an alternative to removable aligners when you need more precise therapy for moderate to severe misalignment. The brackets are made of white ceramic to blend in with your smile.
Cosmetic Straightening — Straighten the teeth at the front of your smile in less time than full mouth comprehensive treatments.
Retainers — Preserve the positioning of your teeth to prevent them from shifting back out of place after your treatment is completed.
Invisalign is a proprietary method of orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable teeth aligners used as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces.
People often wonder “How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?” A course of treatment with Invisalign takes 12 months for most adults, although actual time will vary from person to person. Many people start seeing a difference in their teeth within two to three months of starting to use the aligners.
Which is better braces or Invisalign?
Invisalign is more comfortable than braces However, Invisalign trays exert gentler pressure compared to braces, and that makes the former far more comfortable than the latter. There is also no risk of getting your gums cut, as the Invisalign trays just rub smoothly against your gums.