Traditional braces come in either metal (high-grade stainless steel) or clear (ceramic). They are smaller in size and more comfortable than ever. Metal braces allow you to create a colorful smile using colored elastics. Clear braces offer the advantage of being less noticeable on your teeth and are generally used on your upper and / or lower front teeth.
Clear Aligner Treatment
Our office offers several state of the art options utilizing 3-D scanning technology for clear aligner treatment, including SureSmile Clear Aligners, Invisalign, and In-House Aligner fabrication. Consider clear aligner treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you always wanted without braces. A consultation with Golovan Orthodontics can determine which treatment option is best for you.
ADVANTAGES OF CLEAR ALIGNERS
The main advantage of clear aligner treatment is that the aligners are not only comfortable, but are virtually invisible. In addition, they are removable so they do not interfere with brushing, flossing, and eating.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each aligner is fabricated with movement built into the aligner. Patients wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks. As you replace each aligner with the next set in the series, your teeth will move towards the positions prescribed by Dr. Golovan. You will visit our office approximately every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. This schedule can be modified for patients who live out of town or travel frequently.
COMMON ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
3. Please call our office if the separator comes out so that we may let you know if we need to replace it
Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE)
7. There may be some minor discomfort to the teeth, upper jaw, or bridge of nose during the active widening phase. You may take whatever medication you would normally take for a headache