WHAT SETS US APART
We know that choosing an Orthodontist is a very important personal decision. Therefore, aside from offering different treatment options, we are committed to thorough, prevention-oriented professional service in an atmosphere that promotes open communication between the patient, the doctor and the entire staff.
- We provide our patients with the highest quality orthodontic care in a personal, professional environment. Getting to know you and meeting your individual orthodontic needs are our foremost concerns.
- Our administrative and clinical staff are long term employees with orthodontic experience of 12 years. We know our patients by name and cater to their personal needs.
- Our office is technologically advanced in the field of orthodontics. We are fully computerized and our office uses digital x-rays, which reduces patients exposure by one tenth in comparison with traditional x-rays.
HOW ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WORKS
For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
Orthodontic appliances can be 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 a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can often choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and sometimes you can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.
DURATION OF TREATMENT
Treatment time typically ranges from a few months to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face, and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time until case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive or early treatment procedures may take as few as six months.