The smile is the very first thing most people notice when they meet another person. It can be an incredible asset for a person’s entire life and create many opportunities for them. Our goal is to use braces to optimize your smile and your oral health.
Braces are used by your orthodontist to help you improve the look and feel of your smile. There are several different types of braces to choose from, including:

  • Metal braces
  • Clear braces
  • Aligners

By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces and aligners slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience after dental school. All orthodontists are dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, only 6 go on to become orthodontists. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of 7; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.

The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between 6 and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 18-22 months.

Braces do not often hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.

The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have payment plans to suit different budgets. We also work with most insurance plans, and file the necessary paperwork with the insurance company. If you have orthodontic insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.

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