Orthodontics is the art of using appliances to straighten and align teeth. It involves the use of braces to move teeth into their proper positioning. In this method, the brackets are bonded, or glued, to the teeth and arch wires are threaded through the brackets. The arch wires act as a track, and guide each tooth into proper position.
Straight teeth are not only important for aesthetics, but are also important in maintaining ideal oral health. Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment. Teeth in correct alignment are easier to clean, which can make them more resistant to decay and less susceptible to gum disease and tooth loss. Properly aligned teeth can also help distribute bite forces evenly to help prevent chipping and fracture.
We offer several orthodontic options for both adults and children, including clear bracket alternatives, short phase orthodontic treatment, and Invisalign.