Treatment Process.

Everything you need to know.

YOUR ROADMAP IS HERE

Being comfortable with our treatment process makes all the difference.

There are a few steps for us to take together. Let us help break it down for you.

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Knowing more about the orthodontic process benefits your treatment and smile results.

There are many stages of orthodontic treatment. Information learned on your first visit helps you take part in creating your new smile.

At Your First Visit

We perform a complete clinical exam. We review your medical/dental history. We examine of your teeth and bite and other dental attributes.

Your initial consultation is the best way to get all the answers you need to make an informed decision. There is no cost, no pressure and no wrong age. If treatment desired, another appointment is set to complete full diagnostic records.

 

 

Your complimentary consultation includes:

1. Digital photographs
2. Digital x-ray
3. Smile evaluation
4. One-to-one meeting with the doctor

You’ll discover:

1. Available treatment options
2. Approximate length of treatment
3. Your investment and any insurance benefit

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Give your mouth time to adjust. It only gets easier.

The first day is a big one. Everything is new. You're a bit tender but it will go away.

Advances in Orthodontics

The art and science of orthodontics has been around since The Greeks. Technologies we use today make the patient experience better. Treatment time is faster and patient comfort is higher. The latest advances in orthodontics make treatment more efficient and more comfortable.

Enjoy high-tech wires, lighter forces and smaller brackets with precise engineering.

You've got treatment options.

We offer everything from braces that don’t need any tightening (self-ligating) to esthetic braces that almost disappear against your teeth.

 

Or you can choose Invisalign which allows us to improve your smile without braces.

 

At your initial consultation we are happy to discuss and show you all your options to find a solution that fits your look and your lifestyle.

 

 

Getting your braces on consists of a few steps:

1. Cleaning your teeth.


2. Bonding brackets to your teeth. This involves some dental glue and a cool curing laser.


3. Inserting archwires into brackets.
Elastic ties of your color choice when needed.


You’ll be comfortable and relaxed throughout the process.

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It's an exciting time. Unveiling your new look!

Today you'll see your new smile for the first time. 

How your teeth look.

Hopefully you've taken great care of your teeth while in treatment. Flossing and brushing will impact how good your teeth look when your braces come off. Stains, tartar and marks called decalcifications may show if you did a poor job.

Getting braces off consists of a few steps:

1. Removing your brackets.
2. Removing and cleaning glue from your teeth.
3. Some dental contouring and polishing may apply.
4. Getting fit for your new retainers.

We pride ourselves in making our debonding process comfortable for everyone.

Getting your retainer.

We customize retainer options and will help you decide on the combination best for you:

1. Clear Overlay (Essix or Vivera®)

2. Traditional Wire Type (Hawley or Wrap Around)

3. Fixed Lingual

 

Please ask us about our Peace of Mind and Retainers for Life (R4L) programs.

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How your new smile lasts for a lifetime.

Now that your braces are off–smile and do these few things to maintain your smile for life.

Wear your retainers as directed for as long as you want to keep your teeth straight. 

Initially, you may find it difficult to speak with your retainers in.  Practice speaking, reading or singing aloud to get used to them faster.

Always bring your retainers to your appointments.

When you smile we smile

Daily clean retainers with toothbrush and Dawn® dish-soap or other anti-bacterial soap. It's okay to use warm but NO HOT water. Thoroughly rinse with water or mouthwash afterwards.  This will remove tartar buildup and help eliminate odors.

Soak retainers weekly in Retainer Brite®, Efferdent® or mixture of 2 ounces distilled white vinegar and 6 ounces of water, but this DOES NOT take the place of brushing.

Retainers should ALWAYS be stored in their case and placed out of pets' reach. Pets love to chew on them!

Keep retainers away from hot water, car dashboards, pockets, washing machines, and napkins.

Remove retainers when swimming and playing sports.

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your retainers OR if you feel they need adjusting. Please DO NOT try to modify them yourself.

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