Evers & Gardner Dental is proud to offer orthodontic care from our full-service, family-friendly practice. Possessing a straight smile is a coveted asset in today’s society and with advancements in treatment protocols, patients have more options than ever before for improving the placement of their teeth. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of having a straight smile, there are oral health benefits to maintaining properly-positioned teeth. People with straight teeth enjoy reduced risks for cavities and gum disease. We offer conventional braces, Invisalign, and 6-Month Smiles.
Today’s braces, while drawing on the tradition with brackets and archwires, can make a world of difference in the positioning of a person’s teeth due to advancements in orthodontic technology and with new treatment protocols. Braces are worn by patients of all ages but are especially common for the treatment of orthodontic issues among children and teenagers. Sometimes other orthodontic appliances like palate expanders and permanent retainers are needed to improve or maintain tooth alignment.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that provides an alternative to wearing fixed oral appliances like brackets and wires. Instead, patients wear clear, retainer-like appliances called “aligners”. Invisalign is a discreet alternative to conventional braces for adults and some teenagers.
This treatment option can improve the placement of gapped, crooked, overlapped, and rotated teeth as well as a person’s occlusion. Aligners are custom made for patients and they are worn in sets that are molded to be progressively tighter over the course of treatment. Patients will wear each set of aligners for two weeks. Invisalign is removable so that patients can maintain a thorough oral hygiene regimen and enjoy their favorite foods without obstruction.
Another alternative to conventional orthodontia we offer is 6-Month Smiles. This treatment option utilizes clear brackets and tooth-colored, self-ligating “memory” wires for a discreet alternative to traditional metal brackets and wires. 6-Month Smiles is expedient because the system focuses on the most visible teeth. Like traditional braces and Invisalign, 6-Month Smiles places gentle and consistent pressure to teeth to facilitate their movement.
If you want to review your orthodontic treatment options, call Evers & Gardner Dental to schedule a consultation. A consultation is necessary for determining which orthodontic treatment method is right for you. Your appointment is a great opportunity to discuss concerns and ask questions while we review the placement of your teeth and perform a physical examination.