How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic treatment has improved greatly over the years in terms of the technology available and the efficiency of treatment options. Thankfully, the days of a mouth full of metal and appointments to "tighten" your braces are long gone. Braces are one great tool that we use, but they're not for everyone and we have a variety of other treatment options to ensure that we find the right fit our patients' lifestyles and goals.
In addition to metal braces, we also utilize clear brackets, Invisalign clear aligners and a variety of other orthodontic appliances to place a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction to slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Duration of Treatment
Each patient's treatment time varies depending on several factors including age, treatment method and how minor or severe your case is. Regardless of the type of treatment recommended, the most important factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are throughout the process, the more efficient and effective your orthodontic treatment will be.
During your new patient evaluation, Dr. Newell and our treatment coordinator will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your treatment may take.