For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces or clear aligners 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.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic braces are made of metal, ceramic or gold plated. Clear aligners are made of 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 and clear aligners slowly move teeth to the proper positions.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear, metal or gold braces, clear aligners or the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest 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 between a few months to two years depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. 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 ensure a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Johnson will discuss all your options and provide an estimate for how long your treatment may take. We offer VPro+ in our practice, which speeds the rate of tooth movement so you finish your treatment in the shortest period of time possible.
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.