We Can Help
By pairing state-of-the-art technology with our thorough understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, we’re able to successfully treat many dental issues, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Impacted teeth
Fixed vs. Removable Appliances
It’s essential to understand the distinction between fixed and removable appliances. Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to the teeth and aren’t taken off until treatment is complete.
Removable appliances, like Invisalign’s® aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.
While traditional metal braces remain the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces can be a great choice for some patients. Sometimes known as clear braces, ceramic braces provide a much less noticeable method of treatment.
Ceramic braces use the same components as traditional braces, but instead of metal, the brackets on the front side of the teeth are made of see-through ceramic material.
Although the technology behind ceramic braces is constantly improving, they currently do tend to be a little less durable than their metal counterparts and are more likely to break.
Invisalign® & Invisalign for Teens
Unlike traditional braces, this kind of orthodontic treatment doesn’t rely on a system of metal or ceramic brackets and wires. The Invisalign system is made up of a series of custom clear trays called aligners that are removable and nearly invisible.
Their soft plastic also means no friction or abrasions inside the mouth, so they are more comfortable to wear. The aligners are changed out weekly, and when worn the recommended 20-22 hours per day, will gradually move your teeth into the best position for your smile.
As you get used to your new orthodontic treatment, you may need to make a few adjustments, but it'll become second nature before you know it.
Ortho for All Ages
Here at Hunter Family Orthodontics, we believe everyone should be able to get quality orthodontic care and a beautifully aligned smile.