The most common reason for getting orthodontic treatment seems to be the attainment of a healthy and beautiful smile. Braces can eliminate any embarrassing concerns you may have about your smile, vastly improving your self-esteem. Having the smile you’ve always wanted at the completion of your orthodontic treatment is a great confidence builder. It is the express desire of Dr. Davis and our team to help you accomplish that goal in a comfortable and friendly environment.
The Underlying Principle of Orthodontics
Metal, ceramic, or plastic comprise the three materials of which orthodontic appliances can be made. No matter what the material, the underlying principle of orthodontics is the same. A gradual, constant, and gentle force is placed on the teeth to eventually move them into the ideal position. In the “old days”, all the teeth were fully banded with conspicuous and bulky metal. But that’s a thing of the past in our office. We offer small and comfortable mini-metal or ceramic brackets with high tech wires that allow faster and more gentle orthodontic treatment experience. You can even choose the color of your appliance if you so desire. Also available is the nearly invisible orthodontic appliance known as Invisalign®.
Length of Orthodontic Treatment
Many factors can influence the amount of time for each orthodontic case, including the method of treatment, age, and the amount of orthodontic correction needed. One of the most influential factors is patient cooperation; you do your part and we do ours! At your initial consultation, Dr. Davis will present give you an estimate of your orthodontic treatment time as well your treatment options. Please contact our office soon to learn more about your individual case.