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.

Types of braces we offer

Finding the appropriate braces treatment option for you is essential to our process. We help patients of all ages across Fort Worth and Crowley, Texas, discover the perfect appliance through state-of-the-art technology and a personalized orthodontic approach. Mik Ortho patients can choose from the following braces options:

Clear aligners

Clear teeth aligners are clear and removable, making them an excellent choice for your lifestyle. Using 3D imaging software, we will create customized clear aligners made of durable plastic that will require fewer visits to our office and help you get orthodontic results faster.

What are the benefits of braces treatment?

Braces are a hallmark of modern orthodontics, and most people know them well by their traditional appearance and proven results. In an ever-expanding field, we have more types of braces available than ever, each with unique benefits. We offer braces for kids, teens and adults. As orthodontic specialists, we have seen how braces can transform smiles. Our patients choose braces treatment for reasons such as:

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

  1. 1

    Free consultation

    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.

  2. 2

    Treatment begins

    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.