Improving Your Smile With The Latest Orthodontic Techniques and Technologies.
At South Carolina Orthodontics Group, our orthodontists and their staff make use of the latest improvements in orthodontic technologies and procedures to offer you the treatment options that best fit your individual needs. From today’s braces that are less noticeable, more comfortable and easier to care for to clear aligners for adults or teens, there are a wide array of treatment options that make it easier than ever to straighten and improve your smile. During your free consultation, our orthodontist can answer any questions you might have about the different options and help determine which treatment option best fits your needs.
Self-Ligating Braces Straighten Smiles More Quickly and With Less Appointments
Braces have come a long way from the large metal and rubber band loaded devices that you see in older photos. As a matter of fact, the advanced braces our orthodontists use don’t even have rubber bands and they are much smaller and some are practically invisible. These self-ligating braces come in metal or ceramic versions and are more comfortable and easier to keep clean and maintain than older braces technologies.
Their advanced designs require less adjustments and enable them to more quickly straighten your smile. That means fewer, shorter appointments and a beautiful smile with less treatment time than ever before. To find out more about these advanced braces offerings, take a quick look at these informative videos for ClarityTM SL Self-Ligating Braces and SmartClipTM System.
Clear Aligners Can Straighten Smiles Without Braces
Today, some smiles can be straightened using clear aligners like Invislign®. These removable, transparent teeth guards gently straighten your teeth over time like braces, but they allow you to eat, drink and smile more normally. Because they are clear, most people won’t even know you have them on, until they notice your smile is straighter and more beautiful than before. During your free consultation, our orthodontist can help you determine whether clear aligners are a good solution for your needs.
Sometimes abnormalities in a patient’s bone structure or imbalances of the face and jaws may require special orthodontic treatments to normalize the facial balance and provide proper jaw alignment. With children this is often a two-phase treatment process and usually begins when the patient is 7 or 8 years old. During the first phase, your orthodontist will use treatments to address the alignment of the jaw and other structural issues. The second phase of treatment usually involves using braces to straighten the child’s teeth.
Surgical Orthodontic Options
More severe orthodontic problems like jaw bone abnormalities, extremely bad bites or malocclusions may require a combination surgical and orthodontic solution to correct. You orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to make sure you get the treatment to address your needs. Any necessary surgery will be performed to address the structural or aesthetic needs of your condition and then the orthodontic treatment plan will begin after necessary healing has occurred.