Rapid Palatal Expander
Expanders are frequently used in patients where the upper jaw is narrower than the lower jaw. This condition may be due to inappropriate tongue posture or airway issues and lead to snoring or mouth-breathing, crossbite of the back teeth, and possible asymmetrical growth of the jaws. Palatal expanders help widen the upper jaw by putting pressure on the back teeth.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Imagine a braces treatment that doesn't use wires or metal brackets, a treatment that doesn't require you to change your current lifestyle. With Invisalign aligners, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces.
Metal and Clear Empower® 2 Brackets
Available in both metal and clear brackets, Empower® 2 brackets allow for Advanced Smile TechnologyTM and are built with the highest orthodontic standard that allows our doctors to customize your smile. These self-ligating brackets allow faster movement of teeth with lower friction than traditional brackets. In addition, we use space-age heat-activated wires that allow for continuous movements.
What is TMJ/TMD and why does it matter to you? Temporomandibular Disorder is a condition where 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 surgical orthodontics may be needed in some cases to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw into alignment, often improving 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.