ORTHODONTICS & ORTHOGNATHICS
What is Orthodontics and Orthognathic? “Ortho” means to straighten, align and place in proper order. “Dont” refers to teeth and “Gnath” means jaws. Therefore, straightening teeth and aligning jaws in proper form and function.
Early Detection and Treatment
We love to see your children and one of our standards services is monitoring your child’s growth and development. Detecting issues early and assisting growth provide benefits for the rest of your child’s life.
Airway centered orthodontics aid in pediatric airway and facial development. Significant growth and developmental milestones occur during our first 18 months of life. 60% of a child’s facial development is completed by age 6, and 90% by age 12. Your child can start developing the jaws as early as age 3 to facilitate proper facial development, which can reduce issues later.
Appliances and Aligners
We use a wide variety of fixed and removable appliances to develop beautiful smiles. Everyone receives an individualized treatment plan. Clear aligners may be used as part of your orthodontic care or may be the only treatment required. We strive to ensure you receive care that fits you and your lifestyle.
Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about these braces is that you can see them. Contemporary braces are made of super-strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable. Their density makes them ultra-slippery, so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today’s braces, in combination with other high-tech materials, mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.
Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Some brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. Ceramic braces mean that unlike traditional stainless-steel braces, with ceramic braces, your smile will not look ‘metallic.’ Also, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won’t stain or discolor over long periods of time.