Orthodontic Services & Clear Braces
Your smile is more than a fleeting expression, it’s an extension of your health as well as a determinant of confidence for many individuals. Through cosmetic dentistry, such as orthodontics and clear braces, patients achieve straight, aligned teeth and a proper bite for the smile of their dreams. In addition to the aesthetic value achieved by wearing braces, orthodontics can help patients adequately chew, prevent a number of health conditions, and improve oral health.
Comprehensive Dental Care offers a wide range of affordable, discreet, and comfortable orthodontic options for kids, teens, and adults, which include clear and invisible braces. Our Gainesville dentistry practice accepts a number of payment options and provides a hassle-free and affordable dental membership program to help make orthodontics accessible to every patient. Contact us for more information about orthodontics or to schedule an appointment.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws, which include the alignment and placement of teeth, with braces. Treatment through orthodontics has evolved over time — both the flexibility and availability of different options with orthodontic appliances create more discreet and comfortable means for orthodontic treatment than orthodontics in years past.
Experienced in this discipline of dentistry, Comprehensive Dental Care Florida DMD, Andrew Martin, is committed to providing each patient with the most effective Gainesville orthodontics for their needs. Prior to an orthodontic treatment, Dr. Martin will examine the patient’s bite of the teeth, alignment of the jaw, and any protruding teeth, among other factors to determine the best course of treatment.
Three Common Types Of Orthodontics
We offer a number of orthodontic treatments to help our patients achieve their brightest and healthiest smiles. We offer traditional metal braces, invisible ceramic braces, and clear orthodontic aligners. While clear aligners are a great orthodontic treatment option for many patients, traditional brackets may help other patients better achieve their desired results. Contact us for more information about the types of dental services and procedures we offer or to start your orthodontic treatment in Gainesville, FL. We will provide you with every option for orthodontic treatment to best help you meet your dental goals.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are what most people envision when they think of orthodontic treatment. These types of braces are made from high-quality stainless steel, metal braces adhere to the front portion of each tooth with a medical-grade dental cement. The brackets are connected by an archwire — a thin metal wire — which also serves to adjust and align the teeth with gentle pressure throughout the course of treatment.
Invisible Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are a popular choice among teens and adults who seek a more inconspicuous form of orthodontia during treatment. Commonly referred to as clear braces, invisible braces work similarly to traditional braces. The brackets are made of ceramic and blend in with the color of the teeth. A metal wire, which is adjusted throughout treatment, connects the brackets together to align the teeth.
Clear Orthodontic Aligners
Clear orthodontic aligners consist of a series of clear, removable trays that fit over the teeth to align them. They are worn for anywhere up to 20 hours a day and may require a varied amount of time — commonly between 6 to 18 months — to correct orthodontic irregularities. One of the benefits of clear orthodontic aligners is that patients can remove the appliances to brush and floss their teeth. In addition, any discomfort to the wearer is minimized.