Orthodontic care is vital to achieving a beautiful and healthy smile. Various orthodontic treatments are available, which makes it seamless to get the oral health you desire. From traditional braces to Invisalign®, clear braces to AcceledentAura, at Davis & Goldberg Orthodontics, we provide the latest orthodontic technology and techniques for all ages. No matter which treatment you choose, our team of professionals is dedicated to providing superior treatment and care to help you get the perfect smile you deserve.
How Does an Orthodontist Decide What Type of Treatment to Use?
Your orthodontist will look at various factors when deciding which type of orthodontic treatment is best. These include the severity of your malocclusion (misalignment), the overall health of your teeth, and any preferences you might have about the type of treatment. Your orthodontist may also consider any lifestyle factors that might need to be considered, such as whether you or your child play sports and have a busy schedule. These things will help the orthodontist determine the most appropriate treatment for each case.
What Are the Different Types of Orthodontic Treatment?
There are several types of treatments to choose from. With such a variation, you can get a customized plan to transform your look, feel, and smile.
Here’s a quick overview of the most common types of orthodontic treatments we provide at Davis & Goldberg Orthodontics:
Traditional braces are one of the most common forms of orthodontic treatment. They consist of metal brackets attached to each tooth and connected with a wire that runs through them. The wire is then tightened periodically to move the teeth into the proper positions. Traditional braces require frequent visits to the orthodontist for adjustments and can take up to two years or more, depending on the severity of the case.
Clear braces are like traditional ones made from ceramic or plastic materials. This makes them less visible on the teeth, which can be an excellent option for those who want to maintain their smile while undergoing treatment. They work the same way as metal braces but may take longer to complete treatment because of their more fragile construction.
Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces. This option uses custom-made, clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. The aligners fit snugly over each tooth and must be worn for at least 22 hours daily to work effectively. Invisalign typically takes about 12 months to complete, but this time frame can vary depending on the case’s complexity. The main advantage that Invisalign® offers is that it’s barely visible and much more comfortable than traditional braces.
Retainers are a prevalent orthodontic treatment used to maintain the results of previous orthodontic work. They consist of a wire or plastic appliance that fits inside the mouth and helps keep teeth in their correct position after braces are removed. Retainers must be worn consistently, especially when sleeping, to ensure that teeth stay in their desired position.
Ortho for Adults
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for children. More adults are choosing to get braces or other orthodontic treatments to improve their dental health and appearance. While the treatment options available may vary depending on the individual case, there are a variety of solutions that can help adults achieve the smile they desire.
AcceleDent Aura is a new treatment option that uses gentle vibrations to speed up the movement of teeth during orthodontic treatment. The device is used with traditional braces or Invisalign and only needs to be worn for 20 minutes daily. This can help reduce the time required to complete treatment and make the process more comfortable for patients.
No matter the type of treatment you choose, it’s important to discuss all the options with your orthodontist to find one that best fits your individual needs and lifestyle. With professional guidance and regular visits to monitor progress, you can achieve the perfect smile in no time.
Are you ready to take the first steps toward achieving your dream smile?
It’s time to start your journey toward the perfect smile. Schedule an appointment at Davis & Goldberg Orthodontics today, and our team of experts can help you find the proper orthodontic treatment. Our commitment to providing excellent care will ensure your experience is comfortable, stress-free, and successful. Let’s get started today with a free consultation.