For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're child is self-conscious about their smile, addressing their concerns with braces will greatly improve the way they look and feel.
When treatment is complete, you child will have a beautiful smile and the confidence to show it off! We also want your child to feel comfortable and confident throughout their entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that he/she receives the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are 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 the proper position. We favor metal braces for treatment of children and teens. Great improvements have been made for comfort over the years. This method is highly effective and the most affordable. Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth.. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe the case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your child's orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for a complimentary consultation and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.