* All services provided by an Orthodontist or General Dentist
The position of your teeth and jaws has an effect on your bite. Your bite is how your top and bottom teeth come together. When your top and bottom teeth do not fit together properly, this is called a malocclusion or a bad bite. Problems like missing, crooked, crowded or protruding teeth can contribute to a malocclusion.
A bad bite can make it hard to chew some foods and may cause some teeth to wear down. It can also cause muscle tension and pain. Teeth that stick out are more easily chipped or broken. Crowded and crooked teeth are harder to clean and may be more likely to get cavities and gum disease.
Orthodontic treatment is suitable for every age, and more adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to improve the look and health of their smile.
We recommend scheduling a free consultation for kids before all the permanent (adult) teeth come in. This allows us to identify and treat orthodontic issues as they develop.
The goal of dental braces is to properly align your teeth and jaws to produce an even bite and beautiful smile. Dental braces are wire-based appliances that orthodontists use to correct crowded and misaligned teeth or jaws. Many people who need dental braces get them during their early teenage years, but adults also can benefit from wearing braces.
Proper alignment of your teeth and jaws may improve not only the appearance of your teeth but also your oral health and the way you bite, chew and speak.
If you're an adult with braces, you may need to wear them longer than a younger person would, but they can still produce similar results — for example, correcting crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw. Because your facial bones are no longer growing, however, there may be some problems that can't be corrected with braces alone.
Braces are worn on average for 2 years, with monthly checkups to make sure that your treatment is progressing according to your treatment plans.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the food restrictions that come with metal braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them almost invisible.
We create a unique, digital treatment plan for you that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan.
Each set of aligners is worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place until you reach your beautiful new smile.
In most cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of braces. Consultations are free, with no obligation and you don’t need a referral to meet with our Orthodontist.