WHAT IS ORTHODONTICS?
Children orthodontic treatment often begins when the patient is around 7 old. It is the process of normalizing the growth of a patient’s bone structure and repairing any imbalances of the face and jaws. This process often involves a second phase treatment once the patient has all his adult teeth. Benefits include a reduced need for extraction and a better occlusion.
Invisalign consists of a custom-made series of clear aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.
With the Invisalign Teen option, you can straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets. Aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible! Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. You’ll enjoy the confidence of showing that smile every day. And that can make for a better social life overall.
Removable retainers are thin, slightly flexible, and made of a plastic-like material. They fit the exact shape and placement of the teeth. Patients may be advised to wear retainers full-time for the first six months after “active” treatment ends.