Metal or ceramic (tooth color) brackets, used in conjunction with wire to straighten and reposition teeth. They are used to improve a particular bite and appearance.
A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.
Fixed or removable in nature. Their design is to preemptively correct malocclusions and or jaw size discrepancies. Children should be seen by age seven to evaluate them for early interception of these problems. All of our patients are screened at first and all subsequent appointments for breathing related issues, tongue thrusts, and other detrimental oral habits such as thumb sucking.