S&G Family Dentistry offers a variety of orthodontic options to help you and your family get more balanced, straighter smiles. With decades of experience, there is no smile too troublesome for our team!
The benefits of orthodontics are:
We can treat any smile that walks into our office. Call us with the confidence that we can help you and your family! Here are some of our most common orthodontic options.
This is the orthodontic treatment most people are familiar with. Metal brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth, and a metal wire across the teeth connects the brackets. The force the wire applies over time moves your teeth – the crowns and roots – into the proper position. These are great for kids and adults with varying misalignment or bite problems.
Ceramic braces are a discreet version of traditional braces. The ceramic brackets blend in with your teeth, and the wire is barely noticeable.
With the help of clear plastic dental aligners, your teeth can be moved gently into their correct positions. These aligners resemble mouthguards but are clear, so they don’t adversely affect your appearance. They are also removable, so you won’t have to avoid the foods you enjoy. Ask about our Invisalign Express treatment if your teeth have minor alignment issues.
Developing dental structures need to be guided when moving out of correct alignment. Preventive orthodontics focuses on treating children with these problems early on so that they don’t need treatment or as extensive treatment later. Expanding the palate to allow teeth to grow properly and the jaw to develop correctly can also help open the airway and prevent sleep-disordered breathing.
When your child’s mouth is developing, it is crucial to ensure everything stays where it should be. A space maintainer can be put in the gap created when a child loses a tooth prematurely. This ensures that teeth on either side of the opening do not encroach on the space and that the adult tooth has enough room to erupt without affecting other teeth.
Your child’s dental structure may need additional help beyond straightening teeth. Dentofacial orthopedics can do just that. With skeletal and face masks, expanders, and functional appliances, the dental team at S&G Family Dentistry will guide the development of your child’s facial structure and smile. This can ensure proper growth of teeth and bone as well as eliminate any facial imbalances.
We recommend kids receive their initial orthodontic evaluation when they are 7. We will look for signs of jaw issues while your child’s face is growing and baby teeth are still present. Pediatric patients who need braces typically start active treatment between the ages of 9 and 13.
We successfully treat adult orthodontic patients too. The outcome of a beautiful, new smile is profound for many adults who may have been hiding their teeth for years.