Orthodontics or Dentofacial orthopedics is the formal name of the dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, interception, guidance and correction of bad bites.
If teeth are crowded, protrusive (sticking out), spaced too far apart, meet in an abnormal way, or do not meet at all, correction may be recommended. Braces and aligners are the “appliances” dentists and orthodontists most commonly use to guide teeth into proper positions. Once teeth are moved into proper alignment, retainers are used to preserve and stabilize the results of the orthodontic treatment.
Our office provides orthodontic clear aligners like Invisalign for our patients to correct their misaligned dentition. We feel this is the best option for mild to moderate correction and helps to facilitate patient compliance and success through minimal aesthetic difficulty.
We try to make the process simple for patients by providing a free consultation to determine need, desire, and case completion timeline. Within 3 weeks of the initial appointment we can give a comprehensive preview of how your teeth will be moved and what they will look like when your case is completed. Most cases can be completed within 1-1.5 years.