At Waite Orthodontics, we believe that orthodontics can truly enhance your quality of life by giving you increased self confidence, better health, and a comfortable bite. Our primary objective is to provide each patient with the highest quality treatment in a comfortable, and relaxing environment.
How Does Orthodontics Work?
Orthodontic appliances are braces which are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic in the case of Invisalign. They may be removable (Invisalign) or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth (Braces). By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces (or Invisalign) slowly move teeth to a corrected position. You can now choose from conventional braces, clear ceramic braces, or Invisalign. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between six months and three years. This time range depends on several factors including age, treatment method, and how severe your case is. A big factor in a successful and efficient treatment is you! The more involved and motivated you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Waite will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.