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Orthodontics and braces are normally used to straightening crooked teeth and provide a beautiful perfect smile.  In addition,  there are other benefits that most people are not aware of.  They are:

  • Closing wide gaps between teeth
  • Align the tips of the teeth are aligned
  • Improve speech
  • Protect teeth from damages
  • Improve health of gums and teeth
  • Prevent excessive wear of teeth
  • Correct improper bite

At Avenue Dental, we begin by assessing the state of the patient’s teeth.  We will review the patient’s full medical and dental history, review X-rays of the teeth and jaw.  Then, we will discuss how the teeth are likely to develop without any treatments.

After the assessment, we will suggest any treatment plan best for the patient. Normally, treatment will starts after adult teeth have developed fully – when the patient is about 12 or 13 years old.

The patient will be able to choose two types of braces:  traditional metal and invisible braces.

Metal Braces consists of wires and brackets.  They are fixed firmly around the teeth.  Patient has the choice to choose colors to make their braces attuned to their personality.  Wires are normally tightened with some tension.  Over time, the tension will move the teeth into proper position.  The patient comes in about once a month to have the braces adjusted.  The overall treatment will last from several months to a number of years depending on how much adjustment is needed.  This treatment is very effective and provides amazing results.

Invisible Braces are clear and nearly undetectable aligners to straighten your teeth without wires and brackets.  Avenue Dental uses Clear Correct, which can get you the smile you’ve always wanted without brackets and without wires.

For a quick and simple intro about this type of treatment, please view the following short video from Clear Correct:

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