Orthodontic Treatment: What Are The Options?

When you think of orthodontic treatment, the first thing that comes to mind is probably braces. While braces may be the most common orthodontic treatment, they certainly are not the only one. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the other orthodontic treatment options that are available for patients here at Molen Orthodontics.

Looking Beyond Traditional Braces

Braces are often thought of as resembling train tracks on your teeth, but the truth is that modern braces are comfortable and, perhaps most importantly, discreet. Our Damon and Damon Clear Braces options put less pressure on your teeth, allowing them to move into their optimal positions without the discomfort traditionally associated with braces. What’s more, our Damon Clear option uses clear, stain-resistant brackets that blend in with the natural look of your teeth.

Results You Can See, Treatment You Can’t 

If discretion is of the utmost importance, than you’ll definitely love an orthodontic treatment option such as Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear, smooth aligners to move your teeth into their ideal position. The major advantage of Invisalign is that it is virtually undetectable, meaning the only people who may know you’re undergoing treatment are you and your Molen orthodontist!

Orthodontic Treatment Without the Need for Surgery 

For many, the thought of jaw surgery can be off putting, which is why we put such a major focus on non-surgical orthodontic treatment options. One of our most well known options is using low-force palatal expanders. This treatment addresses cases of narrow or misaligned jaws, and uses outward pressure in order to separate the two halves of the palate at their unfused suture, widening the upper jaw in the process. This type of treatment needs to be performed while you’re still young, making it a viable option for your children.

Alternatively, for patients with overbites, we use Herbst appliances. Our customized Herbst appliances align the patient’s jaws and eliminates the overbite by gently and comfortably encouraging growth in the lower jaw.

Different Options for Different Cases

No two cases are the same, which is why we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options. Whether you need braces, Invisalign, or more complex orthodontics such as palatal expanders, we are able to help you develop the smile you deserve. The first step is to schedule a consultation where we can determine which treatment options will be best for you or your loved one. Contact us today to get started, and for more information on orthodontic treatments, download our FREE Parent’s Guide to the Benefits of Braces!

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