For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. However, not only will you have a beautiful smile, your teeth will be aligned correctly and this provides optimal support and function. After your braces come off, you'll feel more self-confident and notice the benefits of treatment.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
The orthodontic appliances use a low profile appliance made of metal or clear ceramic. By placing constant and gentle forces in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. Today’s technology allows almost unlimited options! For example, you can choose the color of the ties holding the wire into brackets. Today’s wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with minimal discomfort.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the severity of the case and if the patient is a child or adult. If the patient is still growing, computer generated growth forecasting allows the orthodontist to obtain the optimal results accompanied during their growth. Whether the patient is a child, your treatment will be customized for your specific requirements.