For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the main reason to receive orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We want you to feel comfortable and happy throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and Dr. Parker, Dr. Moore, and staff are dedicated to making sure you receive the top-notch care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be bonded (glued) to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth into the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear (ceramic) or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color 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 depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in 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 also help provide a quicker treatment time later.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Parker and Dr. Moore will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate of how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.