Orthodontic treatment of children who are growing is very important to help provide guidance for teeth and facial growth
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear arch shaped device that can be popped in and out of your mouth. It moves teeth without having to bond any metal orthodontic brackets. It is replaced by the patient in a planned sequence to move teeth to the desired position in the mouth.
Advantages of Invisalign
- It is clear, making it hard to see for patients who are self-conscious about adult orthodontic treatment.
- It can be removed during eating, or during important events. However, it is advised that they are worn for at least 22 hours per day.
- You can still floss easily! Just pop them out to clean your teeth and maintain your oral health.
Transparent clear brackets
We also offer clear or white orthodontic brackets and Tooth colored wires.
If growth of the jaw or skeletal malocclusion is so severe that it is impossible to position the teeth aesthetically and functionally by orthodontic treatment only, orthognathic surgery may be required. Surgery and orthodontic treatment should be combined for ideal results
I’m 60 years old, can I still get orthodontic treatment?
Of course! If you have healthy teeth and gums, your teeth can move regardless of your age.
Can you just correct my front teeth?
This is possible, but often times the molars prevent ideal alignment of the front teeth. This is why we still need a detailed consultation with the orthodontist before coming up with an ideal treatment plan.
I have had treatment for gum disease before, can I still get braces?
Gum disease can lead to teeth moving due to the loss of bone around the roots. The alignment of the teeth may be needed to make it easier for you to brush your teeth and maintain a healthy dentition.
Can I have orthodontic treatment if I have diabetes?
There is no contraindication for orthodontic treatment for patients with diabetes.
What if I don’t want any metal to show?
Clear aligners such as Invisalgn can be used to provide treatment without having any visible metal.