For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. For many, correcting your orthodontic concerns can 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 also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our team is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. Appliances may be removable (such as clear aligner therapy) or may be small brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, orthodontic appliances slowly move teeth to their proper position.
Gone are the days of having "railway tracks." Today the braces are smaller and more comfortable. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and in some cases, clear aligners. Today's 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 and can last anywhere between one and four years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a 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 in full orthodontic therapy.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Reisner will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.