Imagine a braces treatment that doesn’t use wires or metal brackets, a treatment that is virtually pain-free and doesn’t require you to change your current lifestyle. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having braces! Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth gradually.
Greater comfort, fewer office visits, and better results make Damon Smile braces a great choice for orthodontic patients who want straight teeth in a short amount of time. Damon Smile’s self-ligating brackets move teeth into position with light forces and often without the need for extractions. We offer both clear and metal Damon Smile braces.
What is dentofacial orthopedics? Many patients wonder what it means when their orthodontist specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. This specialization means your doctor has training and experience in working with the management of tooth movement (orthodontics) as well as the guidance of facial growth and development (dentofacial orthopedics), which usually occurs during childhood.
What is TMJ/TMD and why does it matter to you? Temporomandibular Disorder is a condition in which the joints in your jaw become sore and movement is restricted. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic face and neck pains as well as recurring headaches. These can all be signs of a TMD/TMJ condition that may require treatment.
Orthodontics is designed to reposition and straighten teeth, but in some cases surgical orthodontics may be needed to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw into alignment, and often improves a patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Braces are often worn in conjunction with orthodontic surgery to make sure the teeth stay in the proper position as well.