For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable, like Invisalign and retainers, 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 clear or metal brackets and, near invisible clear aligner options, like Invisalign. Whether you want to have a fun with colours or treatment that is barely noticeable, there is a tool to achieve your desired treatment goals.
Regardless of the tools you select, Dr. Rosenblatt’s approach faster and more comfortable compared to years past. Appointment times are also more flexible allowing less school and/or work missed. Treatment can progress with very little impact on your busy schedule.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. Some minor tooth movements can be done in as little as a few months, while comprehensive treatments involving surgery and growth modification can take as much as three years. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be.
For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time, reduce the number of teeth that require extraction and may prevent the need for surgical jaw modifications.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Rosenblatt 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 and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.