Traditional braces are sometimes necessary in order to correct serious malocclusions (or bite disorders). Treatment times vary by person but usually can be completed in 6 – 24 months. Depending on your needs, traditional metal braces often produce the best results and prove to be the most cost-effective. We also offer clear braces that are a more discreet option.
Starting early is the key to better oral health and fewer orthodontic procedures. When your child is between the ages of 6 and 11, they're at a crucial stage in their dental development. They possess a mix of baby and permanent teeth in a mouth that is still pliable and easier to adjust. Dr. Hatch has the knowledge of craniofacial growth and development that allows him to identify and correct teeth and jaw disharmony early. By addressing crowding of the front teeth, cross-bites in the back teeth, and the mismatch of upper and lower jaws before children reach their teen years, corrections can be much less invasive and time-consuming. Sometimes orthodontics can be eliminated altogether!
Invisible aligners are the
innovative solution to straighter teeth! Corrections to
overcrowding, wide spaces, overbite, underbite, or crossbite can
occur in 9 – 15 months. Best of all, they are nearly undetectable to
the outside world! ClearCorrect™ utilizes 3-D computer-imaging
technology to prepare your treatment plan from the current position
of your teeth to your ultimate smile.
Similar to teeth-whitening trays, clear thermoplastic aligners are custom made to fit your teeth. Starting with the first set of aligners, they exert enough gentle force to begin moving your teeth into the correct position. Every two weeks, you replace the current set of aligners with new ones, progressing through the treatment for about a year. Evaluations are done in our office at four- to eight-week intervals. Total treatment time is based on individual needs.
ClearCorrect aligners are comfortable and produce almost no mouth irritation. There are no metal or wires to be checked and adjusted, so you get to spend less time in the dentist's chair. You can eat and drink without restriction while in treatment. The aligners are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing.
The best part of using ClearCorrect
is that no one can tell you're in the process of straightening your
teeth. That's because the aligners are so clear, it renders them
practically invisible. People would have to know the aligners are
there, or look extremely closely, to detect them. This allows you to
have much more confidence in your smile while you are in active
Comfort is another benefit of ClearCorrect. The aligners are all in one piece, with no metal or wires to be checked and adjusted, so you get to spend less time in the dentist's chair. The lack of braces, wires, or headgear eliminates any temporary mouth irritation. The convenience factor tops it all off. You wear the aligners all day and even while you sleep, but you can remove them very easily to eat meals and brush your teeth. There are no restrictions on what you eat or drink while in treatment, and keeping your teeth clean and free of plaque is just as easy, because there are no braces to get in the way of brushing and flossing.
Are you ready for the smile of your dreams? We can schedule a complimentary orthodontics consultation to find out the best orthodontic treatment for you. Call (608) 524-4775 now.