Braces tend to be the most affordable way to straighten your teeth and improve you bite. Many insurance plans can also cover a portion of the cost, especially for children under the age of 18.
Braces are more versatile and powerful than alternatives. With the right treatment plan, an experienced orthodontist can treat many issues with your teeth and bite.
Prevents Further Oral Health Problems
Misaligned or crooked teeth are harder to clean, which can raise the risk of gum disease or tooth decay. They also may wear down more quickly, and could be more prone to chipping, cracking, or breaking. Misaligned teeth can sometimes be a factor to grinding and jaw pain. With braces, you can often treat and greatly reduce the risks of these problems.
Goodbye, Goopy Impressions
Using our state-of-the-art 3Shape Scanner, your orthodontist can capture a 3D model of your mouth in just 3 minutes or less. This fully digital process means that messy putty is now a thing of the past!
Interested in braces but looking for a less noticeable option? Ceramic braces are made out of a translucent ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth. It’s a great way to get all the benefits of traditional braces, without shiny metals or bright colors.
Looking To Discreetly Align Your Smile?
Clear aligners can gradually shift your teeth into the strong, straight smile of your dreams — without anyone noticing. If you’re looking for a metal and bracket-free approach to treatment, talk to your orthodontist about our clear aligner options.
Predictable, Effective Treatment with TADs
For more complex tooth movements, our doctor is expertly trained to use Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) to achieve results that would have previously been deemed impossible. In recent years, TADs have opened the possibilities to treat severe cases with orthodontics alone.
Getting dental implants or crowns? We've got you! Complex orthodontic treatment involves the use of braces to correct dental and jaw problems in patients who require implants, crowns, and other restorative work. Our goal is that you achieve a functional, healthy, and confident smile.
Dr. Liz is proud to hold a Fellowship for complex craniofacial orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, sleep apnea, TMJ management, and pre-prosthetics treatment. This prestigious title is only awarded to the best of the best after rigorous training and credentialing.
Orthodontic Consultation & Braces Placement
To begin your treatment, you’ll come to our office for an orthodontic consultation, and your orthodontist will discuss all of your options for treatment. If braces is the best fit for you, you’ll come back to have your braces placed. This is a completely non-invasive procedure that takes about an hour.
Adjustments & Checkups
Once your braces are attached to your teeth, you’ll need to come back into our office for an adjustment. These are usually done every 6-8 weeks, and take about half an hour. During this appointment, your orthodontist will check on your progress, then adjust your braces to make sure your teeth keep moving toward the proper position.
Braces Removal & Retainers
Most patients wear braces for about 24 months. Once your treatment is over, your orthodontist will remove your braces. Then, they will build a set of retainers for your teeth. Retainers help your teeth maintain the proper position after your braces are removed. You’ll usually wear these at night to make sure your teeth don’t move back to the original position.