When deciding on an orthodontic treatment, patients might have the choice between metal and clear braces. Although both options are functionally similar, there are some differences that need to be weighed before a patient makes a final decision. Aesthetics, case complexity, cost and duration of…

Patients who undergo orthodontic treatment via the use of braces will sometimes also need to wear rubber bands for braces. Though not all patients will need the additional pressure that these elastic bands provide when fixing misaligned teeth, many will need to use them either…

Orthodontic treatment to address malocclusion and misalignment issues is normally done via the use of braces. Every patient’s case is different and therefore only a consultation with an orthodontist will yield an accurate estimate. Most offices offer a free initial evaluation, where a visual examination…

Orthodontic treatment to align teeth into correct position is not finished when the braces come off. After the orthodontist removes the braces, the patient continues the treatment through the use of retainers, which most often need to be worn indefinitely. There are a few types…