About Orthodontics

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with orthodontic appliances will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, appliances slowly move teeth to the proper position.

You can now choose clear or metal brackets, clear aligner  treatment and in some cases a combination works best.  Some removable appliances can be fabricated in the color of your choice. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to improve your smile!

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Pascale will discuss all of your options and provide guidelines for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.

Retaining Your Orthodontic Correction  

When your orthodontic treatment is complete, you will want to retain the corrected position of your teeth and maintain your beautiful smile! 

The final phase of your orthodontic treatment is RETENTION. Today our retainers are clear aligners and the required wear time will be set based on the nature of the pre-existing mal-alignment of your teeth.  Other retainers such as a nightguard may be recommended if habits such as night time grinding may contribute to excessive wear of your teeth.

We can't wait to meet you!