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it's your smile

Our Smile Transformation Specialists believe in a tailored approach to orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults. Every smile is unique and requires a personalized orthodontic plan to achieve a smile you’ll be proud to share. Here are some common reasons for orthodontic care.

Benefits of Orthodontics

increased confidence

An attractive smile increases self-esteem, confidence, and overall appearance. Helping children experience a beautifully straight smile gives them the freedom to share their smile often.

lifelong oral health

Orthodontically corrected teeth lead to better lifelong oral health. They are easier to clean and less prone to chipping and decay, while also reducing the chance of gingivitis and gum disease.

orthodontic treatment options

Dr. Ubaldo educating her patient on orthodontics

Standard Braces (Clear and Metal)

Conventional orthodontic treatment involving standard braces (clear or metal) for both children and adults offers the most comprehensive approach to treating more complex issues ranging from crooked teeth to jaw and bite concerns. Our Smile Transformation Specialists offer expertise throughout the orthodontic journey, leading to a beautifully healthy smile.

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® creates beautifully straight teeth without braces by using a series of removable, and comfortable aligners – invisible to your friends, family and coworkers. Because the aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment.

Two-phase orthodontic treatment

Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process combining tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. The purpose of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.

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enjoy advanced technology

Child patient being prepped for x-rays

With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed, 3D model of your teeth and gums without the messy gunk in your mouth.

  • No goop or gunk in your mouth
  • Fast, accurate scan for superior diagnostics
  • Ideal for all types of braces, including Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
  • See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator (IOSim)

complimentary consultation

An orthodontic consultation with our team is free and informative. As board-certified orthodontists, we are trained to spot potential concerns with future jaw issues or emerging teeth. Your child’s bite may be fully healthy, or we may need to monitor potential concerns or intervene early to help lay the foundation for a healthy smile. Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age unnecessary or less complicated.

Early treatment gives our team the opportunity to:

  • Guide jaw growth 
  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth 
  • Correct harmful oral habits 
  • Improve the function and health of your child's bite 
  • Improve appearance

Connect with us

Enjoy a Complimentary Consultation. Call one of our convenient locations, or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.

We look forward to meeting you.