Ceramic - Clarity
Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Braces give you the confidence you need to smile proudly, both during and after treatment. The revolutionary ceramic material is designed to blend with your teeth and resists staining and discoloration throughout your treatment. Paired with a tooth colored wire, Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Braces are virtually unnoticeable. They are perfect for patients of any age who are looking for confidence and freedom to SMILE.
The LEGEND bracket is a standard twin design, yet is manufactured with a level of precision that sets it apart from other twin metal appliances. LEGEND comes in both medium and mini sizes, as well as with features that aid in both placement and wire engagement.
Invisalign is often a great option if the idea of metal or ceramic braces on your teeth would hold you back from achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.
Incognito braces are custom made braces, hidden behind your teeth, so people see you and not your braces. There are no appliances or trays on the front of your teeth, so you can have orthodontic treatment without the whole world knowing. Almost anyone is a candidate for Incognito braces, talk with one of our doctors today about the ultimate esthetic option.
Surgical orthodontics may be ideal for those with jaw abnormalities. Our doctors can combine your orthodontic treatment with the assistance of a skilled oral surgeon to position the jaws into a more normal position. This treatment can improve the ability to breath, chew, speak, and sometimes can dramatically improve facial esthetics. This treatment is usually limited to non-growing or adult patients (jaw growth usually complete by age 16 in girls and 18 in boys).
Our 3M True Definition Scanner offers the ability to accurately and efficiently make a 3D model of your mouth without the use of messy dental impressions. No gagging, tasteless, odorless, state of the art technology gives you the most reliable results in the most comfortable way possible.
Our doctors care about your smile and want to have the most information available to provide your care. A 3D diagnostic x-rays provides a three dimensional view of the teeth, surrounding bone, and root orientation. This is extremely valuable in planning complex orthodontic treatment, replacing missing teeth, or planning treatment for impacted teeth. This technology eliminates guesswork and allows us to provide safer and more efficient care. Our 3D imaging machines can take x-rays using lower radiation than typical 2D dental imaging.
Soft Tissue Laser
Our doctors are excited to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our patients. Soft tissue lasers use amplified light travelling through a glass fiber to alter gum tissue. These procedures help to improve the health of the gingival tissue, improve the appearance of the teeth and allow us to straighten your teeth faster. We can use our lasers to expose slowly erupting teeth, remove excessive gum tissue, and to relieve pain from ulcers. No injection is needed for the procedure and there is typically no bleeding or pain.
Temporary Anchorage Devices, also known as TADs, are miniature bone anchors made of a bio-compatible titanium are painlessly inserted into the bone by our doctors. In short, they allow us to move teeth more predictably in a desired direction without allowing undesirable side effects to other teeth. While they are not needed in most cases, TADs can greatly improve the results of some treatments and can sometimes even avoid the need for jaw surgery, headgear, or dental implants.
In some patients, when baby teeth are still present between the ages of 6 and 10, we can start to correct significant development problems. For example, severe crowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and oral habits. Treatment during this crucial time of growth can sometimes prevent the need for more extensive treatment. Which, including jaw surgeries later in life. The American Association of Orthodontics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that an initial orthodontic evaluation be completed at age 7. Many patients will not need orthodontic treatment at this age, but close monitoring can identify the most ideal time to start treatment. Some examples of early treatment include:
An expander is a painless custom appliance that fits in the roof of a child’s mouth. Using an expander during early orthodontic treatment can create room for crowded erupting teeth, correct crossbites, and prevent future dental impactions.
Any oral habit can have permanent detrimental effects on a child’s teeth and bite. If finger sucking, prolonged pacifier use, or any other oral habit is present, our doctors can prescribe a painless appliance to assist your efforts in stopping oral habits.
Phase I braces can assist to correct developing orthodontic problems in young children. Braces at this age can provide room for erupting teeth, cosmetic alignment, crossbite correction, and overbite and underbite correction.
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Save my Smile
Lifetime retainer wear is recommended in order to maintain your incredible smile. We know that accidents happen, and retainers can easily be lost, broken, thrown away, or damaged by a pet. Our Save My Smile program allows you to get replacement retainers at a substantial savings. For an upfront fee, we will replace up to four retainers per year… for 6 years. Only a small co-payment will be needed each time a retainer is replaced. Ask our front desk team for more details.