You may think that a beautiful smile is the only benefit to orthodontics; however, straight teeth are just the beginning. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with brushing and flossing, and a well-aligned bite is crucial for ideal function.
During your treatment, Dr. Minth and our team want you to feel as comfortable as possible. After all, you’ve chosen to have orthodontic treatment from the people you already trust with your oral health. Dr. Minth and our team are grateful for the trust you’ve placed in us, and practice orthodontics with the same level of detail that we put into all our dental procedures.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Delta Force orthodontic brackets have less bracket-to-wire friction, which increases efficiency and reduces treatment time. Invisalign® clear aligners use a series of removable trays that are comfortable, aesthetic, and convenient. Both orthodontic methods move teeth in relatively the same way: by placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction.
Duration of Treatment
While your treatment time will depend on your unique needs and smile goals, most of our patients complete treatment in a year. Your length of treatment is also dependent on your level of commitment. Invisalign aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours each day to be effective. Also, keeping your teeth free of cavities is essential, as restorative work can delay the progress of your treatment.
If you’re interested in improving the aesthetics and health of your smile, please contact our Rockwall dental office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Minth!