Straight teeth and a bite that fits together properly doesn’t just improve your appearance - it actually gives you a healthier smile. If you need to straighten your teeth, the Fox Creek Family Dental Care team is here to help. Our Loveland dental office is proud to provide patients with both traditional bracket and wire braces and clear, alignment tray orthodontics. Whatever your orthodontic needs, we have a treatment to deliver the flawless smile you deserve. Contact us to schedule an orthodontic consultation to find out more. We’ll evaluate your smile, discuss your treatment options, and partner with you to develop a plan to deliver the desired results.
Bracket and wire braces have been used for decades to straighten teeth and move the bite into its ideal alignment. This process is relatively simple. A skilled orthodontist attaches metal brackets to the front surfaces of teeth. Then, wires are used to connect the brackets. When the wires are adjusted, pressure is placed on the bracket and transferred to the tooth. This pressure shifts the part of the tooth above the gums into alignment, and then, the root system shifts to match the crown. Below the gum line, the supportive alveolar bone and gum tissue are also redistributed over time to hold the tooth in the new position. Because the alveolar bone and gum tissue need time to attach and anchor the tooth in its ideal location, patients need to wear a retainer to maintain proper alignment as the supportive structures slowly reshape.
Like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses pressure to shift teeth into their ideal position. Rather than metal brackets and wires, Invisalign treatment is completed using a series of clear, plastic alignment trays to shift teeth. Each set of aligners represents the patient’s smile one step closer to their desired end result. When worn for about two weeks, these aligners place pressure on teeth, and they shift to fit this new position. Then, patients exchange their current aligners for the next set in the series. The entire process is typically completed in about twelve months with a few, short checkup appointments to ensure the smile is progressing according to plan.
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If you’re ready to get started down the road to the picture-perfect smile of your dreams, an orthodontic consultation at Fox Creek Family Dental Care should be your first step. During the consultation, we’ll examine your smile, capture x-rays, and take intraoral photos. Then, we’ll review our findings and make recommendations for treatment. Throughout this process, we welcome questions. Our team also recognizes that no treatment is right for every patient, so we will do our utmost to review all of your dental treatment options. If you don’t feel that any of the services we’ve described fit your budget or schedule, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’ll do our best to work with you to find a solution.