A healthy, functional and attractive smile requires teeth that are straight and jaws that are well aligned. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to correct the cosmetic and functional problems associated with teeth that are either overcrowded, have spaces between them, or that have shifted over time due to extractions, habits, or abnormal bite patterns. Orthodontics can also address skeletal discrepancies between the upper and lower jaws.

Orthodontic treatment can range from the minor movement of a few teeth to the alignment of an entire bite. It may also be used in some cases to align teeth both before and after the surgical correction of severe jaw discrepancies.

Orthodontics utilizes the principles of physics to slowly move teeth into their proper positions. This is performed by using a selection of corrective appliances, including braces, clear aligners, and retainers. Designed to apply incremental and controlled forces to move the teeth in the desired direction, these appliances are adjusted on a regular basis throughout the course of care. Once a malocclusion is corrected and the teeth are completely aligned, retainers are often placed to help ensure that the result remains stable.

 Orthodontic treatment time depends on the patient’s age, the severity of the malocclusion and the unique needs of each particular case. Some corrections can be accomplished in a few months while others can take a few years. However, for many malocclusions the average length of orthodontic treatment time is 24 months.

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Are you thinking of straightening your teeth?

We are very experienced and affordable, and can do your braces right here in our office. We offer monthly payment terms and work with your insurance plan. Treatment time can vary, but is typically 12-24 months.

Dental Insurance with ortho coverage typically pays a portion of the total cost --

  • Check the coverage on your plan
  • Example: APS employees' dental insurance pays $1,500 of your total cost. Other plans can pay up to $1.800

Without insurance:

  • For braces and Invisalign, a down payment can be 1/3 - 1/2 down and your monthly payments would be anywhere from $140 - $220.
  • We will work with your budget and find a comfortable monthly payment for you.
  • Mention you saw this on the website and we will waive the fees for the needed orthodontic records which includes xrays and study models (a $325 value)