Why Braces?

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you'll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can often choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and sometimes you can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient's mouth and face, and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time until case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient's diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive or early treatment procedures may take as few as six months.

“Would definately recommend! Treated all three of my children with expanders and braces over the past ten years. Well worth it... especially when I see all three of them smiling. Thanks Dr. McGrogan and staff!”~ Gina

“I am ten years old and I was not happy about having to go to our consult appointment. But after being there and meeting the staff, I felt much better. Getting braces doesn't seem so horrible to me anymore!”~ Blake

“Dr. McGrogan and staff are an outstanding group of professionals who give the utmost care and attention to their patients. They have treated my two children like they were their own, explaining every step through their treatment.”~ Shane

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