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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the practice of straightening teeth. When teeth are crooked, crowded or misaligned, orthodontic treatment is used to achieve an occlusion, or perfect bite. Through various orthodontic appliances, pressure is continuously applied to move teeth into the correct position.

Since so few of us actually have perfectly aligned smiles, just about everyone can benefit from an orthodontic exam. It is highly recommended that your children receive an orthodontic consultation by the age of 7.

No matter what age you are, orthodontics can help just about anyone! Orthodontics may be easier for children and teens, as their jaws are still developing and teeth are easier to move. But for adults who suffer from a malocclusion, or imperfect bite, it's never too late to seek orthodontic treatment.

Some patients may choose not to use dental braces because they dislike the appearance or don't have the time. If you're not crazy about the idea of wearing dental braces, you have other orthodontic options!

 

Traditional Braces

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Dental braces have come a long way – today's dental braces look, feel and function better than ever. Along with traditional metal braces, there are now a variety of dental braces to fit every need and budget. Clear dental braces use an innovative sliding technology instead of wires and have small, clear brackets that are virtually invisible. Lingual dental braces are metal braces placed on the back of teeth, completely hidden from view. Invisible dental braces don't use brackets at all; they include a customized set of clear plastic aligners that can be removed while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. If a beautiful, straight smile is what you're after, you can't go wrong with dental braces – no matter what your age!

Invisalign®

Everyone's talking about Invisalign braces, and for good reason. Invisalign braces have completely transformed the way we think about and experience dental braces. With Invisalign braces, there's no worry about metal brackets and wires that are uncomfortable and unattractive. Invisalign braces include a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible and completely removable. You can eat what you want, drink what you want, and brush and floss more thoroughly to keep your dental health in top shape!

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Clear Correct

ClearCorrect "invisible" braces are a simple, easy alternative to metal braces. ClearCorrect requires no uncomfortable wires or brackets, and it allows you to go about your normal routine without the self-consciousness brought about by conventional metal braces. With ClearCorrect, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of virtually invisible, removable aligners. Each custom aligner moves your teeth a small amount at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.

TMJ Treatment

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If you've been living with persistent jaw pain, ear pain and headaches, you could have TMJ – temporomandibular jaw disorder. TMJ can often be traced back to an improper bite, misaligned jaw joints, or an injury to the jaw or face. TMJ treatment from a dentist can relieve the discomfort. Although TMJ treatment varies from patient to patient, it typically involves one or several procedures, including the use of an orthotic splint, enamel reshaping, dental crowns, dental braces or night guards. The goal of TMJ treatment is to stabilize your bite so that your teeth, jaw muscles and jaw joints work properly together without strain – and without pain!