About Braces

Introduction to Braces

While the most obvious benefit of having braces is straight teeth and a beautiful smile, there are many other less obvious benefits of orthodontics. Crooked teeth are not only difficult to clean and maintain and may lead to tooth decay or worsening gum disease.  

Types of Braces

There are many different types of braces, each designed to gently move your teeth into their proper positions. However, braces have changed to include less visible options like ceramic and Invisalign. More>>

Braces for Children

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first see an orthodontist by the age of 7. By this age, the first permanent molars and incisors will have come in by that time and issues with crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be identified. More>>

Braces for Adolescents

The teenage years are often the optimal time to pursue orthodontic treatments because the adolescent face and jaw is still growing. Patients treated at this age often achieve excellent, efficient results.  More>>

Braces for Adults

The idea of wearing braces as an adult may turn many of our patients away. However, braces have changed from when many of our adult patients were kids. Now there are more discreet methods for correcting your smile. More>>

Life with Braces

Wearing braces does require an alteration in lifestyle, mainly in the foods and drinks you consume. However, day-to-day life with braces is otherwise very similar to life without them. More>>

Braces Diagram

Are you unfamiliar with braces and how they work? Look at our braces diagram and learn more about the system that will help create a beautiful smile for life! More>>
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