What are Braces Used For?
Braces are used to effectively improve and correct problems like misaligned or crooked teeth. They employ a consistent, moderate pressure for a diligently planned time period by shifting teeth to the ideal place in the mouth. Our expert orthodontists in Duluth will oversee the treatment carefully, and routinely planned visits will be scheduled and will typically require tightening of the appliance.
Treatment times will be based on individual needs, but the process normally takes from one to three years, followed by the use of a retainer. Some variables that might determine length of treatment involve the seriousness of the problem, general health of the patient, and the room in the mouth. Standard braces use brackets, ties and bands and numerous young people opt for various colors at different times during their treatment.
At Duluth Ortho Services, we will thoroughly evaluate your particular circumstances prior to reviewing the possibilities for treatment with you. There are several types of solutions and we want you to understand all of your options. Following our discussion a treatment plan will be established based on your individual needs and wishes.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system consists of custom-made, clear, removable aligners. They are becoming one of the most popular alternatives to traditional braces. Their benefits are many: they are clear, so others will not even know you are wearing them. They are removable, allowing you to eat, brush and floss as normal, so you can maintain great oral hygiene habits. The clear aligners need to be changed out with a new set about every two weeks to be most effective.
Should I Opt For Self-Ligating Braces?
A comprehensive exam by our trained orthodontists will determine whether Self-Ligating Braces are right for you.
They differ from traditional braces in that no ligatures like bands, elastics or ties are required and there is less pressure applied to teeth, which allows better freedom of movement of the teeth.
With this option, the time period for treatment is decreased and fewer visits to our office will be needed.
Why Choose Us?
Here at Duluth, we provide a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for our patients and offer the finest quality care available in the area. You will be greeted with a friendly face from one of our support team members who will help you through the new patient process. We want you to feel like family and be able to trust us with your orthodontic needs.
We believe in focusing on continuing education and staying current with the ever-changing equipment and procedures. We go above and beyond to ensure that hygienic regulations are met to provide the most sanitary conditions possible.
We know that orthodontic care can be costly and try to ease that with affordable payment options that can fit everyone’s budget.
We are proud to have your trust and we truly appreciate the excellent reviews you provide.