What types of appliances are there?

Full braces are considered fixed appliances. These are braces bonded to the teeth that we use to complete the tooth movements that we want to achieve. Following treatment, we also provide retainers, which are designed to minimize teeth movement post treatment.

We do use other appliances for patients that may have a cross bite, and sometimes we use palette expanders. There are also a number of different mouth-piece type appliances that some patients may require. But primarily, most of our patients receive braces and retainers. Orthodontist hwy 280

Invisible aligners have become very popular over the last decade. The technology has improved significantly. What we are able to treat with invisible aligners has improved as well. These are an option for many patients. We discuss this with you as to whether or not you may be a good candidate for a clear aligner.


Patients first visit to the office — what will happen is you will be greeted by a scheduling coordinator —and you will experience an introduction to the office. You will get a brief synopsis of what your visit is going to look like. This will consist of a brief tour of our office, we will take intra-oral photographs of your teeth and smile. Braces Chelsea

Then, we will sit together and analyze these photos followed by a thorough exam to look at your bite. We will spend some time talking about reasons why you are here and some of your concerns that are important to you. We will also point out some things that you may not be aware of so that by the conclusion of your appointment you will have a good understanding of what your problems may be — what your concerns are — and what treatment options are available to address these concerns.

How long is it going to take? What are the costs involved in treatment? We really leave no stone unturned to get you all the information you need to make a good decision regarding your orthodontic needs or those of your children. And when your appointment is over, we always remind you if something comes to mind after you leave, please feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to clarify anything we went over with you in your appointment.

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