For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason to seek orthodontic care. At Family Orthodontics of Jupiter, we fix smiles every day. For those self-concious about their teeth, correcting those concerns with braces for adults, braces for teens or braces for children will greatly improve those feelings.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our Jupiter orthodontics practice is dedicated to making sure you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of 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 for adults, braces for teens and braces for children steadily move teeth to the proper position.
Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. In today's practice of orthodontics, dental problems can be addressed using clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, patients have a choice of colors. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great time to wear braces!
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time varies, and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help ensure a quicker treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Christopher West will discuss all your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.