Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is an extensive area of dentistry that deals with improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Crooked and malaligned teeth are harder to care for, and are more susceptible to decay or periodontal disease.

Holmes Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has been a certified Invisalign provider since 2003. Invisalign is a clear, smooth plastic aligner that shifts your teeth over time to a more optimal position. It is a great alternative to braces (brackets with bands) because it is invisible and comfortable. It lets you eat without having to worry about metal irritating your cheeks and gums. You can also brush and floss the normal way with no additional tools, unlike when wearing braces.

The Treatment Process

The treatment is customized for each patient, depending on the orthodontic issue (overbite, crossbite, underbite, open bite, spacing and/or overcrowding). It can take anywhere from a few months to several years, and the cost can vary. The clinic procedure includes:

  • Taking extremely accurate Invisalign impressions
  • Digitally creating the Invisalign treatment plan using ClinCheck software
  • Wearing of Invisalign aligners for a specific period of time
  • Retention of the teeth to make sure they don’t shift back

Generally, orthodontic treatment can begin after all adult teeth have come in. It is never too late to change the biting position to improve the chewing function. With an Invisalign-certified dentist like Dr. Holmes, patients of any age can achieve amazing results, whether a child or an adult.

Contact us today to get more information about our orthodontic treatment.

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