Traditional Metal Braces
Typically made of high-grade stainless steel, traditional metal braces remain by far the most common type of fixed orthodontic appliances. They consist of metal bands that wrap around the molars in back, and smaller metal brackets that are cemented to the front surfaces of the other teeth. A thin, springy metal wire, running through the brackets, gently guides the teeth into a proper position. This archwire may be fixed to the brackets by flexible elastics, metal ties, or other types of clasps.
If you still associate ceramic braces and wires with high cost and the potential to stain, you haven't seen Avex® ceramic braces and VIA Wires Pearl. Avex ceramic brackets are made using a uniquely esthetic polycrystaline material that blends naturally with enamel and resists staining. Via Wires Pearl are coated with durable epoxy coating that perfectly matches the color of the brackets with your teeth. Together, Avex ceramic braces and VIA Wires Pearl give you a simply stunning smile during your orthodontic treament.
Sims Six Smile
A limtied option of orthodontic treatment that requires clear ceramic braces and wires with tooth colored coating on the six front teeth and first molars. A whitening system is availabe to use during treatment. Length of treatment is approximately 6 months.
Imagine a braces treatment that doesn't use wires or metal brackets, a treatment that is virtually pain free and doesn't require you to change your current lifestyle. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth comparable to traditional braces.
EZ-Align® trays are custom made to fit your mouth perfectly. You will go through a series of four trays to get the results you want. Each tray moves your teeth closer to the desired position. Individual trays are used for about 2 to 3 weeks before moving onto the next trays.
Unlike conventional braces EZ-Align® is almost completely invisible as well as being extremely comfortable. These customized trays are similar to whitening trays and can be easily removed before eating, or for cleaning. No more worrying if you have food stuck in your braces. Our EZ-Align® trays are not only durable, but made of high quality, medical grade material that resists staining. Now you can smile with confidence!
The Essix® system allows for minor tooth movement without the use of wires or fixed brackets. It's great fro closing small spaces between teeth, moving one tooth back into line, or straightening a slightly crooked smile! Essix appliances are custom made for you and are made from the leading thermoforming plastic in the industry today. These appliances are clear so no one will know you are wearing them! We make these in our In-House Lab and often treatment can be started the same day.
Do you get drowsy easily without any explanation? Have you started snoring loudly or waking up breathless in the middle of the night for no reason? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and can be a serious condition. Sleep apnea can be controlled by working with a sleep specialist who can prescribe safe and effective treatments.
Orthodontics is designed to reposition and straighten teeth, but surgical orthodontics may be needed in some cases to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw into alignment, often improving a patient's ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Braces are often worn in conjunction with orthodontic surgery to make sure the teeth stay in the proper position as well.