What is orthodontic treatment?
Children, teens, and adults can all benefit from having a properly aligned bite and evenly spaced teeth. When done correctly, orthodontic treatment not only results in a prettier smile, it also corrects underlying issues and makes a person’s smile healthier.
Mail-order braces promise a straighter smile, but they can’t fix what isn’t visible in the photos their patients submit online or the impressions they take themselves. In fact, not addressing unseen issues can actually make a person’s smile worse. That is why we take x-rays and 3D images of every potential patient’s teeth and jaws before we recommend any type of treatment.
Types of orthodontic treatment
At Fravel Brewer Orthodontics, we know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to straightening teeth. As a result, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options, one of which is sure to be perfect for you or your child.
Invisalign is comfortable, convenient, and essentially invisible. Many teen and adult patients prefer Invisalign over braces, but it isn’t for everyone.
Silver braces are the quintessential orthodontic treatment for teens, and with good reason. In fact, many adults like silver braces too.
Ceramic braces combine the powerful treatment of traditional silver braces with the discretion of Invisalign for an effective treatment for kids and adults.
Treating some orthodontic issues as early as age 7 can reduce the need for extractions or surgery and the cost of treatment.
Often used before and after treatment, appliances help prepare the patient for treatment and retainers maintain the results.
Retainers ensure the time and effort you've invested in your smile don't go to waste after your treatment is complete.
How long do braces or Invisalign take?
We hear this question a lot, which isn't surprising. Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Everyone’s smile is different and requires a unique treatment, which means the length of time someone will have Invisalign or braces varies greatly.
Some people may have just a couple slightly crooked teeth that can be fixed in about three months. Other people have severe crowding or bite issues that can take 24 months to correct. You can rest assured that our team will create a treatment plan that will give you the best result in the least amount of time.