About Orthodontics

Achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason that most people pursue orthodontic treatment. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces can greatly improve the way you look and feel.

We want to give you the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the highest quality care.

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 slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Gone are the days when a metal band was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age 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 can be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a shorter treatment time.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Djeu will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.