For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason to seek orthodontic care. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
We also 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.
You can now choose clear 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 time to have orthodontic treatment.
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. Receiving interceptive or early Phase 1 treatment can promote and improved growth and development, making any final treatment phase much less involved.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. White will discuss your options and provide an estimate of 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.