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Services and Procedures

We provide professional orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages. Our goal is to create beautiful smiles and properly functioning bites using state-of-the-art technology. We concentrate not only on the alignment and esthetics of the teeth and smile, but also on how the upper and lower teeth relate to each other in the bite.

Orthodontic Treatment for All Ages

Early Treatment: Interceptive treatment to guide the growth of the teeth and jaws to their optimum position. The primary goal of early orthodontic treatment is to head off developing problems that would be difficult to treat in the adolescent years.

Adolescent Treatment: Conventional treatment in the pre-teen to early teen years, when all of the permanent teeth are present.

Adult Treatment: Treatment when the jaws have stopped growing. Adults often have orthodontic concerns such as crowding, missing teeth, drifting teeth, long-term problems with the bite or esthetics. Adult teeth move just like adolescent teeth—you’re never too old for braces!

Conventional Braces

Surgical-grade stainless steel brackets and wires made of a variety of different alloys depending on the desired type of tooth movement. Colored “o-rings” can be applied to conventional braces at each adjustment appointment to create a different look.

Ceramic Braces

Braces that closely match tooth color—an alternative for those patients who need conventional orthodontic treatment, but wish to camouflage their braces.

Invisalign®Invisalign tray

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A series of clear removable trays that slip over the teeth. These “aligners” are changed every two weeks to gradually straighten the teeth over time. This type of treatment is only available for non-growing patients with minimal treatment needs.

Mouth Guards

Required by the athletic programs in all communities, mouth guards protect the teeth from trauma during impact sports. We love to see our patients participating in team sports and encourage them to wear a mouth guard at all times. We make custom fitting mouth guards in multiple color choices.

Dentofacial Orthopedics

When the position or size of the jaws is out of balance, orthodontic treatment can include modification of jaw position to guide the growth of the teeth and jaws into more ideal positions. This type of treatment is only effective during the growing years. Furthermore, the majority of orthopedic-type procedures must be followed by conventional braces to achieve an ideal result.

Surgical Treatment

When the position or size of the jaws is out of balance and growth is complete, jaw surgery is often necessary to obtain the most stable and esthetic result. The orthodontist works closely with the oral surgeon to coordinate the position of the teeth with the final position of the jaws.

Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

If instability of the bite is associated with discomfort or dysfunction of the jaw joints, bite correction via orthodontic treatment may be beneficial. Traditionally, patients with jaw joint symptoms have bite splints made to simulate a correct bite, and orthodontic treatment is considered only after the symptoms are relieved with the splint in place.