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Everything You Need To Know

What Is Orthodontic Care?

By addressing and correcting long-standing issues such as overbites, underbites, and crooked teeth, patients of all ages (even adults!) can get the beautifully aligned smile they’ve always wanted. With intention and expertise, Dr. Chris Carter will create a custom dental appliance to gradually straighten you or your child’s teeth over time. From minimal aesthetic adjustments to severe misalignments, orthodontic care from Dr. Chris Carter can help you or your child step into a strong, straight smile with confidence.

Explore A Variety Of Braces Options

Traditional Braces

By using medical-grade stainless steel brackets and archwires, traditional braces gradually straighten teeth over a period of time. Severe tooth and jaw misalignments can be treated and corrected thanks to traditional braces. Metal braces are a popular option among patients as they are oftentimes more affordable than other braces or Invisalign.

Self-Ligating Braces

While they appear to be identical to traditional braces, self-ligating braces utilize clips rather than elastic bands to hold the brace wire in place. Self-ligating braces cause less friction on the braces and make it easier for patients of all ages to keep them clean and free of debris.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are extremely similar to traditional braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires that match the shade of the smile. With their subtle, seamless appearance, ceramic braces are great for patients that want a less noticeable alternative to metal braces.

Lingual Braces

While lingual braces work similarly to traditional braces, they are secured on the back of your teeth, making them virtually invisible. If you have severe tooth and jaw misalignment but would prefer a discreet braces option, you may be a strong candidate for lingual braces.

Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign

A Clear Solution

As a highly popular treatment option among patients looking for a straight smile, Invisalign can treat mild to severe misalignment cases such as overbites, crowded teeth, and more. These removable clear aligners are free of wires and brackets, making them one of the most discreet ways to align a beautiful smile over time.

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Life With Braces & Invisalign

Brush & Floss

Brush & Floss

Caring for your braces or Invisalign aligners is similar to regular oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing twice a day will keep your kid’s oral health and orthodontic appliances in tip-top shape for the long run.

Care For Your Appliance

Care For Your Appliance

Make sure your child uses a soft-bristled brush to keep their teeth, brackets, wires, or aligners clean and free from debris. Stiff-tipped floss picks are also perfect for removing food lodged in braces.

Follow Up

Follow Up

Visit Dr. Chris Carter for regular follow-ups to ensure your child's teeth are adjusting properly. With regular hygiene and proper care, your kiddo will be aligner and braces-free in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about orthodontic care? Find answers here.

When should my child receive orthodontic treatment?

Every child is different, but seeking orthodontic treatment for your kiddo in their childhood or early teen years allows Dr. Chris Carter to detect and correct problems before they worsen.

What causes orthodontic problems?

Most orthodontic problems are inherited and gradually worsen as kids grow into adulthood. Other problems such as gum disease, childhood thumb-sucking habits, early loss of baby teeth, or even dental accidents can significantly impact jaw and teeth alignment.

How much do braces and Invisalign cost?

The cost of braces and Invisalign treatment is fairly similar, but pricing can differ based on you or your child’s specific needs. Your insurance may cover some orthodontic treatment, so give your insurance provider a call to understand your benefits.

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