For most people, having a beautiful and healthy smile is something we all value. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
Our Orthodontic Treatment Philosophy
Knowledge is paramount. The more we can help you understand the nature of the problem and the options available, the better you can decide the path forward to match your goals, desires and objectives. Once in treatment, we firmly believe in encouraging a sense of responsibility in our patients. Besides producing better results and a lifetime of dental health, it inspires confidence in proceeding through treatment. The sense of pride and the increase in self-esteem from the results can be priceless. We have a very open, friendly and informal environment. As our average staff member has worked here for 10-20 years, most of our patients enjoy becoming “friends” with our staff, often choosing a favorite to work with. Parents are always welcome in the treatment area and most end up becoming part of our ‘family’ as well.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be removable like Invisalign or the traditional metal brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position. Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Barney and Dr. Wright 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.