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About Orthodontics

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We want you to be comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience and our practice is dedicated to making sure you receive 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.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose white or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. 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 6 months and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your 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. Studies show that a high percentage of children receiving interceptive treatment via the Orthotain appliance will not need braces. In order to attain these amazing results these kids need to start sleeping in their appliance at 5-6 years old.

At Innovative Family Dentistry we will discuss all of your orthodontic options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take.

Contact our practice to schedule a free consult with one of our doctors and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.