Appliance: Anything your orthodontist attaches to your teeth which moves your teeth or changes the shape of your jaw.
Archwire: The metal wire that acts as a track to guide your teeth along as they move. It is changed periodically throughout treatment as your teeth move to their new positions.
Band: A metal ring that is cemented to your tooth, going completely around it. Bands provide a way to attach brackets to your teeth.
Bond: The seal created by orthodontic cement that holds your appliances in place…
What Is Early Orthodontic Treatment?
The enthusiasm felt by the doctors and staff about early orthodontic treatment is evident in any discussion, and its benefits cannot be matched! The general dental community and our patients clearly recognize the valuable benefits obtained by this early treatment.
Early treatment enables the jaws to be precisely aligned as they develop and jaw size to be coordinated with tooth size. Each child’s growth potential is maximized so that all of the permanent teeth have room to come in naturally. In almost all cases, future problems (such as extractions) are avoided…
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New advancements in orthodontics make it possible to have braces which are practically invisible!
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetectable by other people. Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, customized removable appliances called “aligners” – no brackets or wires!…
Ask The Orthodontist
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a specialist who has completed an advanced education program following dental school to learn the special skills required to manage tooth movement and guide facial development…