Treatment Options

  • INTERCEPTIVE
    Early or “Interception” orthodontics is a technique to manage dental problems in a young...
  • BRACES
    Metal Braces Though these braces have been used for years, they have undergone major technological...
  • ADULT
    It’s never too late to fix your teeth, and today there are so many...
  • INVISALIGN®
    For adults and teens, using a revolutionary design of customized clear trays this technology can comfortably...
  • RETENTION
    There are many types of retainers to choose from. Many are clear or hidden...
  • JAW SURGERY
    Almost all bites can be corrected without jaw surgery, but for those who wish...

Appliances

Arches

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A Wilson arch is an appliance that is used when a patient’s permanent teeth are too far forward. It uses a special spring to push the molars back to their proper position. The doctor activates the spring at your appointment. Using elastics help make the spring work properly by holding your front teeth and sending a force to the molars.

If you find any spaces between your front teeth, then you must increase your use of the elastics or use a stronger elastic.

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Expander

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Extraction of teeth in younger patients is almost non-existent today. This is in large part due to the judicious use of expanders to create additional space for teeth. Some expanders are removable while others are cemented in place. Our orthodontist can help you choose the right expander if one is indicated.

Invisalign

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Invisalign

Today we have many types of braces. Invisalign is a service of clear trays that are more comfortable and easier to clean than traditional braces.

Incognito

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Incognito

Incognito is hidden braces that are placed out of site on the back of the teeth. These braces and wire are custom designed for each individual. Incognito is one of the most technologically advanced techniques available today.

Retention Information

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Permanent Retainer
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Retainers

When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. For the first six months you will need to wear your retainer for 24 hours a day. After that, nighttime wear is sufficient.

Remember to remove your retainer before brushing, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth. Also remove the retainer when playing sports or eating.

Caring for Your Retainer

  • Rinse your retainer with water when you take it out – and brush it with toothpaste when you brush your teeth. Also brush the roof of your mouth.
  • Soak your retainer in denture cleaner about once a week. Never boil your retainer to clean it – the heat will make it lose its shape.
  • Always bring your retainer to your appointments for us to make periodic adjustments.
  • When not wearing your retainer, it is important to put it in your case. Don’t wrap it in a napkin as it will get lost or thrown away. Keep your retainer away from any pets as it could turn into a costly chew toy.