About Orthodontics2023-12-07T17:07:06-05:00
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About Orthodontics

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.

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 you receive the quality care you deserve.

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How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances like Damon braces and lingual braces like inbrace and Incognito are made of metal, Damon clear braces are made of ceramic, and Invisalign is made of plastic. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces and Invisalign aligners move teeth to the proper position. This doesn’t happen by way of magic – it is inflammation. Inflammation reduces bone from one side and adds to the other to effect a movement of a tooth through bone.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal Damon braces and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and space aged materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great time to wear braces!

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last for just a few months or up to three years, depending on several factors, including age, goals, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and compliant to treatment directions 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, Dr. Sandman, Dr. Kuyunov or Dr. Kaplan will discuss all 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.

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