For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience. Our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Clear Braces & Aligners in Buffalo, NY
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time. For more about life with braces, click here.
Are you in need of a palatal expander? Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. If you need a palatal expander before your braces are applied, we can help you with that too.
An expander will help widen the upper jaw so that your teeth fit better. Inside the center of the expander is a small key hole. While you are turning the key, the arms of the expander are pushing out. Usually a family member can help you turn the key. This helps the teeth move in order to begin using braces.
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics, palatal expanders, and the treatments we provide.