Approximately fifty to seventy percent of children will receive braces treatment before they become adults. These numbers tell us that braces are the most effective method for correcting problems with teeth. Braces work in a simple manner by applying consistent tension on teeth to shift them to a more proper position in the mouth. All situations are unique, and our competent orthodontists at in Maple Grove thoroughly examine every patient to ensure that proper treatment appropriate for that patient is considered.
Treatment times will vary according to the specific issue, its severity and the type of device used. Close monitoring is required along with scheduled visits to the office. Some types of braces need fewer visits and less time. This will be discussed at the beginning of treatment and as the correction progresses. In most cases, a retainer will be worn to make sure that teeth stay in the new position.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear, removable alternative to traditional braces. They are comfortable and virtually invisible, eliminating that embarrassing feeling some people have when wearing braces. The aligners are custom-made and also removable, allowing you to brush and floss as usual, and, unlike metal and other braces, place no restrictions on food choices. For the most successful results, the aligners should be worn a minimum of twenty hours per week, and switched out for a new set every two weeks.
Should I Opt For Self-Ligating Braces?
Self-Ligating Braces are an excellent alternative for many people. They are more discreet than conventional braces because there are no bands or elastics. Other advantages include shorter treatment time and greater comfort because of less pressure on your teeth.
A comprehensive exam will be completed before any decision is made to determine whether Self-Ligating Braces are the right choice for you.
Why Choose Us?
At Maple Grove, our goal is to provide the highest quality care, most advanced technology and procedures, good communication with you and individualized treatment plans. We want you to feel at home and comfortable with the orthodontists and support team members. Questions are welcome and will be answered promptly. All procedures will be fully discussed and explained prior to any treatment.
We are grateful that you have chosen us as your orthodontic provider.