For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the primary reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with orthodontics will improve the way you look and feel. Another important reason to pursue orthodontic treatment is to help provide a functionally healthy bite. Having a healthy bite prevents damage and/or premature wear to your teeth.
When your treatment is complete, you'll 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.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
You can choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable than they used to be, 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. Lenk will discuss all of your options and we'll 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.