What options do I have?
We have more treatment options than ever before. Gone are the days of only metal braces – today, you also have your choice of clear aligners or ceramic tooth colored braces. Your treatment should be as individual as you are.
Clear or ceramic braces work in the same way metal braces do, but use clear or tooth colored materials to help the brackets be more discreet.
Clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign, uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to guide teeth to their ideal locations. The aligners fit directly over the teeth and are removable, so they are taken out when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Each aligner set is perfectly calibrated to achieve a certain tooth movement and is worn for 22 hours a day for one to two weeks before moving to the next set. Patients that do a great job wearing their aligners can come in for appointments less often than a patient with braces saving you time.
Dr. Estes will discuss all treatment options that may be available to you, and help you discover which will be the best to help you.