Orthodontic care is often sought after for achieving a healthy and attractive smile. If you feel insecure about your smile, braces can significantly enhance your appearance and confidence. Upon completing your treatment, you will have the smile you have always desired and the courage to flaunt it. Our practice values your comfort and confidence throughout your orthodontic journey, and We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the highest quality care available.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Braces are used to move teeth to their correct position by applying a gentle, steady force in a specific direction. Appliances to correct teeth alignment can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic and can either be removable or permanently attached to the teeth using brackets.

Nowadays, braces come in different variations, such as transparent or metallic brackets that can be customized to match the color of your teeth. The wires used are less noticeable, and the latest materials make moving teeth faster and more comfortable. It doesn’t matter how old you are; wearing braces is an option for anyone.

Duration of Treatment

The length of your orthodontic treatment can vary depending on factors such as age, treatment method, and case severity. Typically, treatment can last between one to three years. However, your involvement and diligence as a patient play a significant role in the success and efficiency of your treatment. Children receiving early or interceptive treatment may also experience faster treatment later in life.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will review all the available options and estimate the duration of your entire treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatments we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice and schedule an appointment.

Types of Braces

Traditional Metal Braces

traditional-metalMetal braces are a popular option for tooth alignment and are now more comfortable than ever. They are made from high-quality stainless steel and work by using metal brackets and archwires to straighten your teeth. You can also customize your braces with colored elastics (rubber bands) to add a personal touch and make your smile more vibrant.


Self-Ligating Braces

self-ligating-bracesSelf-ligating braces use the same materials as traditional braces but have different functions. They do not require elastics, which means fewer appointments and less friction on the teeth. These braces are available in metal, ceramic, or clear brackets and are the same size as metal braces. However, they use a specialized clip to guide the archwire, reducing pressure on the teeth. Because there are no elastics to replace, these braces require fewer adjustments.


Clear (Ceramic) Braces

clearCeramic braces may be a good choice if you’re looking for a less visible option. They’re made of clear materials, making them less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. However, remember that they require more attention to oral hygiene as they’re larger and more fragile than metal braces. It’s important to note that ceramic braces are typically used on older teenagers and adult patients with cosmetic concerns. They’re often placed on the upper front rather than lower teeth due to their fragility.


Clear Aligners

invisalignClear aligners are a set of acrylic trays that can straighten your teeth, similar to braces, but with the advantage of being invisible, removable, and comfortable. You can eat and drink what you want while undergoing the treatment and brushing and flossing become less troublesome. Since they have no metal, the aligners are gentle on your mouth and do not cause abrasions.


Gold Braces

goldConsider gold braces if you’re interested in having braces but are concerned about how they’ll look. They’re made from stainless steel but with an attractive gold coating that looks great. Surprisingly, they’re not much more expensive than clear braces, so they’re a great option to improve your smile without compromising your appearance.



Lingual Braces

lingualIf you’re looking for discreet braces, lingual braces might be the perfect option. When you smile, these braces are hidden behind your teeth, making them virtually invisible. They’re customized to perfectly match the shape of your teeth, so you can be sure they’ll fit comfortably and effectively. They’re particularly beneficial for athletes, models, actors/actresses, wind instrument musicians, and adult professionals.