For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for choosing to receive orthodontic care. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, having braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel. We want you to feel comfortable and confident at your orthodontist appointment when you visit our Nia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Canton office. Our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive high-quality care.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off!
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?
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.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose from brackets that are clear or metallic, and in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
How Long Does Treatment Take?
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 to a successful treatment is you, the patient! The more involved and diligent you are, the quicker and more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment at our Canton orthodontics office at (770) 479-9999 or make an appointment online.
For more information on preparing your child for braces, the new American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) guide helps parents understand treatment.