Orthodontic treatment corrects problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints. If left untreated, these problems can result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches and earaches, as well as speaking, biting or chewing problems.  
Patients with orthodontic problems can benefit from treatment at nearly any age. An ideal time for placement of braces is between 10 and 14 years of age, while the head and mouth are still growing and teeth are more accommodating to straightening. However, braces aren't just for kids. More and more adults are also wearing braces to correct problems and to improve their smiles.  

Today’s contemporary braces are made of exceptionally strong metals that stand the test of time while they are on your teeth.  We listen to you to understand what your goals are and match a course of treatment to ensure successful, timely outcomes that work for you.

Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.

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