For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. Having a healthy occlusion (bite) will set you up for a lifetime of healthy teeth. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces or Invisalign 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 also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be clear removable aligners or they may be fixed brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces and aligners slowly move teeth into the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets or Invislaign alligners. If choosing braces the wires are far less noticeable nowdays, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. At Douglas Dental & Orthodontics we use top of the line Damon passive self ligating brackets. These low profile, high tech brackets are designed with a gentle, light force system that allows for fewer office appointments and greater comfort than other brackets on the market. 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 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. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your 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 and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.