For most people, achieving a healthy, happy new smile is a key reason for receiving orthodontic care. We want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable, or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a heavy metal band with a bracket, was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and in some cases, even the colour of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster, with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment can lead to a quicker treatment time in braces.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options, and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment, to learn more about orthodontics and the treatment options available to you.