The reason why most people consider receiving orthodontic care is to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. If you care a lot about your smile, you will want to use braces to improve the way you feel and look.
At the completion of your treatment, you will be able to show off that smile of your dream again! Also, we want to make you comfortable while you are undergoing your treatment, and we are fully committed to ensuring that you get the best care possible.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work
Orthodontic appliances consist of plastic, ceramic, or metal. They may either be brackets bonded to the teeth or removable. Applying a gentle force in a certain direction will result in braces gradually pushing teeth to the correct direction.
In the past, a bracket with a metal band was placed around each tooth. Nowadays, you have the freedom to choose between clear or metal brackets, and sometimes, the color of your appliance. Wires are not easily noticed, and the latest appliances are made to move teeth more comfortably and faster. Today, braces can be worn at any age!
Duration of Treatment
Treatment duration is not fixed and is usually between one and three years, depending on a range of factors which include treatment method, age, and the severity of your case. You are a crucial factor in any successful treatment. The efficiency of your treatment will depend on your level of diligence and involvement. For children, getting early or interceptive treatment can also help reduce treatment duration.
Before the commencement of your orthodontic treatment, your doctor will reveal the available options to you, along with the estimated duration of your complete treatment. To learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we offer, please get in touch with our practice.