You’ve decided that you probably need the services of a skilled orthodontist – you’ve come to the right place!
The next question is usually what do I need to know about orthodontics?
We’re glad you asked. Click around and then when you are ready, feel free to make time to chat with us at MOG
- You might be curious to know what orthodontics is all about.
- Perhaps you are wondering how to tell if you need orthodontics?
- There are benefits beyond just straight teeth, read about those here.
What are some of my options for straightening my teeth?
There are many different types of braces, ranging from the traditional metal braces that most of us are familiar with, to almost clear retainers. We’ve put together a handy comparison chart that allows you to see at a glance, the benefits of 4 most common orthodontic systems. Click to check out our braces comparison chart.
One of the first things people ask about are ‘invisible’ braces. Thanks to updated technology, the Damon bracket system that we use has a very small surface area making them very subtle. Find out more about the Damon System brackets that we use here.
An alternative to traditional braces is to use clear plastic removable aligners like those utilized in the Invisalign system. These work to gradually move your teeth without braces. To find out a little more about Invisalign appliances click here.
How long will it take?
Every person who has ever had their smile enhanced by MOG has asked the same question. How long does it take? Obviously every treatment is different, but on average you would expect to wear braces from 12 to 24 months. After your appliance has been removed we recommend wearing retainer plates to allow your newly adjusted bite to fix firmly in place. But we will explain all of this to you during your treatment phase.
The only way to get an accurate answer to this question is to discuss it with an orthodontist.
Are you smiling?
Straightening smiles and correcting misaligned bites is our passion. We would not have been in the business for over 30 years if it wasn’t. Nothing gives us greater joy than to work with our patients to achieve an outcome that makes them smile.
Why not make time to chat with us at MOG and we can explore all of your options with you over coffee.