For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, aligning your teeth with Invisalign or 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 that you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Your Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or flexible plastic. They may be removable or they may be attached to your teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, Invisalign and braces both slowly move your teeth into the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear braces or removable Invisalign aligners, which can be removed for eating and brushing. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest braces, like Empower and In-Ovation, are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Duration of Your Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how much tooth movement is required. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a shorter overall treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Holbert will discuss all of 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.