We have a true passion for orthodontics. We have extensive training and experience with conventional braces both for youth and adults. We are also trained in alternative treatment methods such as Invisalign. By simply changing the position of your teeth we can create the healthy and beautiful smile that you have always wanted!
How do braces work? Essentially braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move, the bone changes shape as pressure is applied. The type of braces used and duration of treatment will depend on each individual.
Conventional braces are made up of small brackets that are bonded directly to the front of each tooth, the brackets act like handles, holding the arch wires that move the teeth. The teeth move when the arch wire puts pressure on the brackets and teeth. Sometimes, springs or rubber bands are used exert more force in a specific direction. Invisalign uses a custom-made series of aligners made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. We can advise you on the different options available from conventional braces to Invisalign.