Braces move your teeth into straighter, more comfortable positions over time.
Overall oral health
With aligned teeth, you can prevent future risk of gum diseases or bite problems.
Many patients use braces to fix jaw development issues while their mouth is still growing.
With a smile you can be proud of, your self-confidence will soar!
How orthodontic treatment works
Orthodontic appliances can be 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.
Gone are the days of metal brackets and bands placed around each tooth. You can often choose between metal or clear brackets, and you can even pick the color of your rubber bands that hold the wire in the brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.
Our treatment process
At your first appointment, you’ll meet Dr. Mikulencak, who will give you a thorough orthodontic exam, discuss your preferences and help you make the best decision for your or your child’s smile.
We want your first visit to be as convenient and efficient as possible. Dr. Mikulencak can begin treatment on your first visit, and you could even leave with braces on your teeth. Upon request, we reserve time in the schedule to start your treatment on the same day as your complimentary consultation.
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. Interceptive or early treatment procedures may take as few as six months.
Younger patients grow at different rates, and adult patients’ fully grown teeth respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time until case completion may differ from the original estimate. A vital factor in achieving the most efficient treatment is the patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear.