Orthodontic Services

All About Our Orthodontic Services

Everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and at Southtowns Dental, we do everything we can to make that happen. We’ve helped people with facial structure issues, such as jaw misalignment, as well as those who simply want to change their smiles for cosmetic purposes – such as gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, or crowded teeth. Our staff has worked with people of all ages, from teens looking for metal braces, to adults who want a more modern solution. 

Beyond the benefits of better-looking teeth.

We’ve found that no matter what age, people benefit from orthodontic procedures to help periodontal problems, headaches, TMJ pain, or sore neck muscles caused by alignment issues. Your teeth alignment not only impacts your physical wellbeing but can also affect the appearance of your face as you get older. That’s why we work closely with you to ensure you not only have a great smile but a balanced facial structure.

So, you might be thinking, “Do I need an orthodontic procedure or service?” Well, if you’re unhappy with your teeth alignment or would simply like more information, keep reading to see how our orthodontic services might help you.

Get the results you want with metal and ceramic braces. 

Metal and ceramic braces are what most people associate with orthodontics. They are the standard approach to straightening teeth and bite correction. Metal and ceramic braces typically stay on for 12–24 months, and require monthly check-ups for adjustments and progress tracking.

The four basic parts of braces:

1. Brackets that attach to each tooth
2. Bonding material used to attach brackets to teeth
3. Metal archwire that connects each bracket
4. Ligature elastics that connect the brackets to the wire

When the archwire connects to each bracket, it puts pressure on your teeth and the membrane holding the root of your tooth will slowly move. We make sure each tooth moves into the right position.

Ceramic braces are often used as an alternative to metal braces because they have clear brackets, which are not as noticeable as the silver, metal brackets.

Take the less-noticeable approach with Invisalign or ClearCorrect.

woman using Invisalign

Clear aligners are a great option for people who want a discreet way of straightening their teeth. They’re removable, thin, transparent plastic aligners that fit over your teeth, gently pushing them into position throughout several phases. Each phase comes with a new aligner that’s slightly straighter than the previous tray.

Invisalign and ClearCorrect also shift your teeth without causing the irritation you might experience from brackets and wires. You’ll also take the tray aligners out before you eat, and brush them just as you’d brush your teeth.

At Southtowns Dental, you’ll receive a new tray of aligners in office when it’s time to progress. Visits are usually every 6 to 8 weeks.

Straighten your teeth in less than a year with fast orthodontics.

Fast orthodontics are a great option for adults. They’re tooth-colored brackets and wires that can correct crowded teeth in 4 to 9 months. The specifics are dependent on the person, so contact us today if you’re interested in a quick smile correction.

What else might you need?

We also offer habit-breaking appliances, expanders, functional appliances, and early intervention orthodontics for people of all ages. Feel free to visit our main services page or contact us to learn more about what Southtowns Dental can do for you and your family. 

5 Signs You Need Braces, Invisalign, Or Another Orthodontic Procedure

clear braces on woman's faceWe grow up fixated on straight, pearly whites and spend thousands of dollars to get them. But braces and Invisalign can be expensive and just plain inconvenient, so it’s important to know whether or not you definitely need them as well as some signs you can use to identify that need. 

Schedule a Free, No Obligation Consultation

At Southtowns Dental, our consultations are always free, giving you a chance to tour our office, meet our team, and discuss any concerns you may have.