There are now a number of options for types of braces that can be used during treatment. These include the traditional silver braces, clear braces made of porcelain, and even gold braces. In most cases the type of braces used is fairly flexible, with occasional limitations for the clear braces. Regardless of which braces are used, the patient can choose the color of rubber bands placed ones
Many people prefer not to have braces fixed on their teeth throughout treatment, or just want another option that is easier to keep clean, less of a hassle to eat with, or not noticeable to other people. Invisalign is a great option for these individuals because it does all of the above. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that move teeth in increments, often faster and more gently than braces. Whether you want to just touch up your smile by slightly moving a few teeth or fix your bite entirely, Invisalign may be a good option for you. Dr. Peterson is an Invisalign Preferred Provider. He trained with one of the original promoters of Invisalign that has lectured worldwide for Invisalign.
What does it mean to specialize in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics? While many people understand that Orthodontists specialize in moving and straightening teeth (orthodontics), less understood is that they are also trained to manage the growth and development of the face (dentofacial orthopedics). Historically there was a time with orthodontists focused on the alignment and bite of the teeth only. Modern orthodontics includes taking into account and improving facial features, to include lip posture, jaw alignment, and profile characteristics. By incorporating dentofacial orthopedics into treatment, our goal is to not only give you a straight smile with a good bite, but for years to come.