There’s more to braces than traditional brackets and wires! We’re pleased to offer a variety of treatments and material choices to fit the unique needs of our patients.
During your complimentary consultation, we’ll review which options are most appropriate to meet your individual needs. As a specialty practice, we’re able to afford a wider menu of orthodontic services in the most affordable manner.
Conventional orthodontics are a straightforward and economical way to correct nearly all forms of tooth misalignment. The brackets and wires used in traditional treatments are made of hypoallergenic stainless steel material. They’re safe for all ages.
Picture traditional braces, with ceramic brackets that blend in with your teeth. That’s exactly what our clear braces look like! With this cosmetic orthodontic option, Dr. Clauss can still provide the accurate and efficient treatment of conventional braces but without the metal brackets. You can even avoid having colorful rubber bands.
We can’t talk about types of braces without mentioning that Dr. Clauss has been a certified Invisalign provider since 2006. These clear, removable aligners are a popular and convenient choice with our adult patients.
In many situations, it can be more effective to address growth patterns or bite concerns at an earlier age, so that they are easier to fine tune once the child gets older. That’s why we offer growth modification techniques such as Phase I, space maintainers, palatal expanders, and more, beginning around age seven.
Once your child gets a bit older, we can use Phase 2 — conventional braces — to finalize tooth alignment. This two-step approach is usually less invasive and limits the need for oral surgery later on. The only difference is that the second round of treatment is called “Phase 2,” because their treatment was preceded by an interceptive phase that positioned the teeth in a way that made them more efficient to align.
Whether you’re visiting Clauss Orthodontics in Watertown or Woodbury, we provide comprehensive treatments for every age. But it’s not just traditional bracket and wire systems that we offer. Thanks to advancements in orthodontic therapy, we can provide early intervention and cosmetic options that are better tailored to our patients and their families.
If you’re uncertain about what type of braces is right for you, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation at our Watertown or Woodbury orthodontic office.
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