About Orthodontic Treatments
HOW ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WORKS
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to each tooth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Today’s orthodontic appliances come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making orthodontic treatment much easier and more stylish than in the past. Wires have become far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster and more comfortably.
DURATION OF TREATMENT
Treatment time varies and can last between several months and 24 months depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and severity of your condition.
A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are in your home care, the more efficient your treatment will be.
WHAT’S THE BEST AGE TO VISIT THE ORTHODONTIST?
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, any age can be a great time to see an orthodontist.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit the orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens.
About one in every five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. We recognize adult patients have different needs than teen patients. Today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to you and your lifestyle.