Growth guidance provides arch development in the child that is actively growing and losing baby teeth. It is an interceptive treatment that can correct such problems as front tooth cross bite, narrow dental arch, and dental crowding. There are several effective techniques. If one approach doesn’t work, our doctors will find another that will.
These braces combined with thermo dynamic arch wires are designed to more efficiently move the teeth while minimizing patient discomfort. Each bracket has a built in sliding mechanism that reduces the pressure exerted on the teeth yet providing effective movement.
“I play soccer and am really active. These braces were great to wear because they were small and not at all bulky...they never hurt my gums or cheeks. I soon forgot they were even there. Now I constantly get compliments on my smile.” Kate
Arch expansion can be an important part orthodontic treatment. Our doctors have several choices to fit the particular situation. Most are attached to the teeth, however. some can be removable.
Invisalign™ clear aligners are a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. We also offer clear brackets if Invisalgn will not be the best choice for your orthodontic correction needs.
Adults are about 20% of our practice. New techniques are making orthodontic treatment more comfortable than ever. If you never had treatment during your teens, you are not alone. Our doctors have treated mothers, grandmothers and even great grandmothers.