Norwood clear braces aren’t just for cosmetic reasons; while orthodontics definitely improves the appearance of your smile there is also a very important oral health reason for correcting malocclusions. Uneven bites can affect a patient’s ability to eat, speak and can affect their facial structure. Smile More Dentistry practices expert orthodontic services in a stress-free caring environment. Using state-of-the-art dental technology and techniques our practice offers orthodontic treatments tailored to children, teens and adults.
Most orthodontic treatments will include the use of braces, which consist of brackets that are bonded to the teeth and have arch wires attached to them to provide tension to slowly push the teeth into position. In addition to the traditional metal and wire braces our practice can also use Norwood clear braces. This treatment uses ceramic brackets on the teeth that are either clear or tooth colored as well as clear plastic wires. These ceramic braces have the advantage over metal braces in that ceramic braces are very hard for anyone to see and don’t have the appearance of a mouth full of metal. Our practice often uses various orthodontic appliances to assist the braces in correcting malocclusions, such as retainers, palate expanders and headgear.
In addition to Norwood clear braces our practice also corrects malocclusions in adults and older teens using the Invisalign system. Invisalign does not place brackets or wires on the teeth; instead Invisalign uses a series of custom fitted plastic trays called aligners to straighten the teeth. Each tray in the series moves the teeth a little farther into position. The advantage of the Invisalign system is that it is totally invisible, no one can tell the patient is wearing it. The other advantage is that even though the trays are always worn they can be taken out while the patient is eating or brushing their teeth, so the user can eat whatever they want without fear of loosening brackets or bending wires. If you are faced with a bite problem come see our doctors for an evaluation consultation and we will develop a treatment plan for you.