How Orthodontics Work
The objective of orthodontic treatment is the same for children, teenagers, or adults – to straighten the teeth so they look and work their best.
Braces or Invisalign clear aligners put gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position over a period of months or years to achieve this goal.
Our Board-Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Jordan Seetner is our certified orthodontist who has extensive education regarding the misalignment of a patient's teeth and jaw.
Orthodontists specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing misalignments of the mouth including crooked or rotated teeth, and jaw alignment concerns such as crossbites and underbites.
Traditional braces, made of either metal or ceramic, have been used for decades to straighten teeth. Over the years, advances in orthodontic treatment have produced low-profile, more comfortable braces that are easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of time, slowly moving them into their new, corrected positions.
The bone changes shape to accommodate the teeth's new position as pressure is applied and the teeth move.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
With Invisalign clear aligners, your smile is gradually straightened using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted with each set.
Invisalign clear aligners offer a convenience factor – they are removable for when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your teeth.
Similar in appearance to custom whitening trays, they are easy to insert. They are also removable for when you eat, drink, brush, and floss!