Orthodontic Treatment & Services
We offer a variety of treatment options at Land Orthodontics. We'll work with you to help determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs using a range of board-certified services, including:
- Traditional (metal) braces
- Invisalign® Clear Orthodontic Aligners
- TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) Disorder Treatment
- Philips ZOOM! Professional Whitening
Braces are for everyone - not just children. We can move and straighten health teeth at any age, so it's never too late to get braces! We have patients of all ages who see a tremendous boost in self-confidence from their brand-new smiles. In fact, several of our staff members have had orthodontic treatment as adults. In addition to our traditional metal braces, we offer a clear bracket system as well as Invisalign® for a more discreet, nearly invisible treatment option.
Early Orthodontic Treatment (Phase 1)
Some bite issues are easier to treat if we catch them at an earlier age. That's why the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children receive an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. For some patients, we will begin initial Phase 1 treatment for growth and guidance of a developing arch and bite. This early treatment helps prepare for a more optimal result once Phase 2 treatment begins.
Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment
Adolescence is the best time to treat malocclusion (literally "bad bite"). During this time of rapid development, we can use the body's natural forces of growth to move teeth and correct a patient's bite. We call this technique bioprogressive treatment. Orthodontic treatment is most effective in adolescence because the facial and jaw bone structure is not yet fully developed. We can guide the development to create an optimal bite and smile.
Traditional (Metal) Braces
Traditional braces are fixed to your teeth during treatment. They typically include brackets placed on individual teeth, bands placed on rear teeth, and arch wires to guide and straighten the teeth. We also use elastics (rubber bands), spacers, and other appliances as needed to create space and correct overjet and overbites.
Invisalign® Clear Orthodontic Aligners
Invisalign® is a convenient and nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces. Treatment involves a series of removable, clear trays that fit snuggly over your teeth and barely visible to others. Over time, the trays move your teeth to their optimal position, giving you a beautiful new smile. Because they're removable, they make cleaning your teeth a breeze and they allow you to take a break from them for special occasions. If you're seeking a more private way to perfect your smile, Invisalign® is an excellent choice.
In some complex cases, we may recommend surgery to correct a serious orthodontic issue. Such problems typically involve congenital abnormalities (birth defects) in jaw development and would be corrected before beginning orthodontics.
True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but we work with every patient to make sure you are safe and comfortable during your treatment. Occasionally a bracket or wire may become detached or you may experience slight discomfort as your teeth move and your archwire becomes exposed. If you're experiencing any of these issues, give us a call and we will see you as a walk-in to trim wires or re-bond brackets.