Types of Orthodontic Treatments
At your free initial exam, Dr Leber will evaluate your teeth and explain in detail the possible treatment options in how we will create that “special smile”. Every patient is different, and sometimes only one type of treatment will be recommended for ideal results. Here are the three ways we can move your teeth.
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal or ceramic. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. You can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.
Both Dr. Larry and Dr. Eric Leber are Certified Invisalign Providers. Our office is one of the largest providers for Invisalign treatment in the Tucson area. In addition, both doctors consistently attend continued education lectures about Invisalign treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.
Retainers are very similar to the Invisalign treatment. Retainer treatment consists of a removable appliance that is built to move your maligned teeth. Like the Invisalign, retainers needs to be worn most of the day and night to achieve the desired results. Where Invisalign is a clear aligner, retainers are made with acrylic and wires. This treatment option is for minor tooth movement.