We specialize in orthodontics. Braces are used to assist in aligning and straightening teeth in order to not only improve appearance, but improve a person’s bite. Having braces isn’t just about improving your smile; it’s also about improving your overall dental health. Orthodontics may be used to correct malocclusion, overbite, underbites, cross bites, deep bites, crooked teeth and other flaws of the teeth and jaws. Braces may be used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help with making corrections to a person’s bite.
Your visit will begin with a consultation with the doctor to go over the best alternatives for your orthodontic care. The doctor will address any questions you may have regarding your treatment and will provide a plan for orthodontic therapy.
Types of Braces
Experience Self-Ligating Braces
Self-ligating brackets have some advantages over traditional metal braces. We happily offer our patients Experience Metal and Experience Ceramic self-ligating braces.
The primary difference is that they do not use elastics or metal ties to connect the archwire to the brackets. There are several potential benefits to choosing self-ligating brackets if it is determined that they are a good option for your treatment.
Traditional metal braces are still the most popular types of braces as they produce high quality results.
Clear ceramic braces are popular with adults and teenagers who want the results of braces without the look of metal.
Aligner therapy uses a series of clear aligners that straighten your teeth without the use of actual fixed braces. To discuss a clear aligner solution, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.
Signature Series Aligners
A new, branded product by Dr. Mark McInnis
Signature Series aligner trays can be used for mild to moderate tooth movement in order to achieve the desired alignment, function and smile. Dr. McInnis works with you to develop a treatment plan and a series of clear aligners will be used to achieve the desired result. Each aligner set is worn for approximately 2 weeks before the patient moves on the then next in the series. Each set of aligners gently guides the teeth into the desired position and alignment.
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Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners. These aligner trays are 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 tooth movements our office plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Questions to Consider When Researching Direct-To-Consumer Orthodontic Companies
Some online orthodontic companies make their treatment sound so easy. Perhaps you take a selfie and/or an impression of your teeth or get your teeth scanned. Next, you receive aligners in the mail and after so many months they promise straight teeth!
Before you decide to proceed with a direct-to-consumer orthodontic company, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) believes there are a number of factors and questions you may want to consider. Click on the button below to review questions comparing a personal, custom approach to your orthodontic treatment versus direct-to-consumer products such as SmileDirectClub, Candid Co., Smilelove, SnapCorrect, et cetera.
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