|Scope Of Services
Our office is proud to offer a full range of orthodontic
treatment options that addresses all orthodontic treatment needs.
Traditional braces for children, adolescents
and adults. Different styles of braces: Ceramic
Braces are much nicer today than they used to be. Modern
orthodontic braces (brackets) are very comfortable to wear.
We have elastic ties available in many bright and exciting
colors which are changed at every appointment. Most
patients have fun picking which colors they will get at
Interceptive first phase treatment for growth
guidance and jaw development.
Removable and functional appliances: Sometimes
the upper and lower jaws are not lined up. Functional
appliances can be utilized to achieve better positioning
of the upper and lower jaws, improving the facial profile
and improving the patient's bite.
Interceptive expansion appliances: These
easy appliances are used to widen the upper arch which
coordinates one arch to the other, and/or corrects a crossbite.
Top teeth are supposed to be wider than the lower teeth
so if the top is too narrow, the top teeth may bite inside
the bottom, or across from where they are supposed to
be. Expansion appliances are designed to widen the arch.
Interceptive appliances to help control
Limited, short-term treatment for less severe
Orthognathic (jaw) surgery workup, if needed.
TMJ (pain and dysfunction of the jaw joint
and facial muscles) therapy.
Invisalign a state-of-the-art alternative
to braces that is virtually undetectable to other people.
Invisalign straightens your teeth, not with brackets and
wires, but with a series of clear, customized, removable
appliances called aligners. Visit the Invisalign web site
State of the art appliances and auxiliaries
including low force, high comfort, body heat activated
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that
a patient be seen at age 7. However, most patients are not
treated at that time. Sometimes interceptive orthodontic treatment
may be indicated. Interceptive treatment can help guard against
more severe problems later on, yielding better results in
Length of treatment:
Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the orthodontic
Once treatment begins, most patients are seen once every four
to six weeks. Most routine orthodontic appointments are of
shorter duration (about 10-20 minutes).