Treatments

Types of Treatment

Clear Aligners including Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®
Invisalign® and clear aligners are a series of removable trays that are custom made to hug and move your teeth a little at a time using plastic and in some cases move teeth more effectively than traditional braces. The trays are removable which makes eating and brushing/flossing that much easier.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Ceramic braces are the beautiful clear braces that match the teeth! The great thing about these is you can add colors and make them pop or use with clear ties and have them blend in depending on what you have going on that month. While they are less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than the metal. For this reason ceramics tend to be used more for older teenagers and adults usually on the top teeth more than the lower.
Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are smaller and more comfortable than ever. They are durable, easy to keep clean, and can be dressed up with different colored elastics bands for a unique smile every month.
Vibratory Orthodontics
There is overwhelming evidence to support the claim that vibration devices do not decrease total treatment time. For this reason, we do not use them. We prefer you spend your hard earned money elsewhere, or save and invest it.

Preventative Treatments

Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment
This type of treatment often occurs between the ages of 8-10 years and is intended to lessen the severity of developing oral problems.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
This is the terminology used to describe full braces. Dr. Adams treats children, adolescents and adults.

Advanced Treatments

Dentofacial Orthopedics
This is the process of modifying and/or directing jaw growth in a favorable manner. This is frequently employed in children and adolescents to correct bite problems associated with jaw imbalances.
Surgical Orthodontics
This involves comprehensive orthodontic treatment (full braces) to align the teeth and jaw surgery to correct the bite. This treatment is generally indicated for an individual with substantial jaw imbalances and little to no growth potential remaining.
Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
TADS are titanium mini screws that can be placed between the roots of teeth or in the roof of the mouth. They work as tiny anchors from which to apply force. TADS may eliminate the need for headgear and help perform movements that cannot otherwise be accomplished without extensive elastic wear or jaw surgery.
Soft Tissue Lasers
This treatment is relatively new in orthodontics and may be utilized for cosmetic recontouring of the gumline, exposure of mildly impacted teeth and removal of excess tissue for band or bracket placement. Laser procedures are very safe, efficient and virtually pain free with topical anesthetic.

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