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ABOUT ORTHODONTICS

Orthodontics is all about facilitating a healthy, beautiful smile. After your treatment has been completed, you will have the smile that you have always dreamed of! While the end goal of improvement is always in sight, the process itself doesn’t have to be excessively noticeable. Let us take a look and see how we can best set you on the path to a healthier smile.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are composed of different materials. Metal, ceramic, or plastic, these devises are either removable or bonded to the teeth for the duration of the treatment. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. They work by exerting a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, slowly guiding teeth to the proper position.

Orthodontic technology has come a long way, and the appliances that you can choose from are much less visible and invasive than in the past. The new materials move teeth more quickly and comfortably than ever before!

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time is dependent on the patient and the procedure, and usually lasts between one and three years. Several factors affect this duration, but the most important component is you. Efficient treatments depend on your involvement and diligence. For younger patients, interceptive treatment allows us to correct small problems before they become bigger, also reducing treatment time required.

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