Why Straighten My Teeth?

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. Every step you make toward a beautiful smile will help you gain confidence. We make your first step very easy with a complimentary initial exam.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be 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 a corrected position. The latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of a patient’s mouth and face, and the severity of their problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so your estimated treatment time may be different than someone else. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take as few as six months.