Traditional Metal Braces

Why should you consider metal braces? This tried-and-true method for perfecting your smile offers a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Stability and Strength: Metal is stronger than other orthodontic treatments, which decreases the risk of treatment disruption due to broken components.

  • Cost-Effective Solution: The most affordable treatment to straighten your smile is to choose metal braces. Stainless steel is used because it is cost-effective and efficient. You can create the smile of your dreams while staying within your budget.

  • Customized Treatments:  Certain orthodontic situations can not be corrected with other treatments. Metal is a versatile material, making it the best way to fix nearly all orthodontic issues.

Metal Braces

Clear Ceramic Braces

If you’re interested in getting braces but are interested in a more subtle form of treatment, you can choose a less noticeable alternative – clear ceramic braces! This option improves your appearance during treatment without sacrificing the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of your results.

One of the main concerns about traditional braces is the appearance of having silver brackets and wires covering the surface of the teeth. It is impossible to talk or smile without people seeing the metal. Clear ceramic braces are a great alternative because the neutral-colored materials blend in with the natural hues of your teeth.

Clear ceramic braces are less visible to other people, so it is easy to see why this treatment is so popular among both teens and adults. Adolescents and teens often prefer clear braces because they create more vibrancy in the colors of the ties. Choose the clear design to maintain a beautiful, white smile throughout treatment time.

Clear ceramic braces are the perfect solution for patients who are looking for a straighter smile while minimizing the appearance of the braces. White wires can even be used for special occasions to minimize the visibility of the braces even more.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Holistic Alternative

Titanium has proven to be the most biocompatible metal to use in the Dental and Orthondontics industries. Titanium offers the perfect solution for a biocompatible and holistic orthodontic system. We can replace the common nickel-titanium and stainless steel archwires with titanium orthodontic wires. 

These are a few of the reasons many people prefer this holistic orthodontics treatment over traditional methods:

  • Titanium offers durability, flexibility, strength, and resistance to corrosion. The use of this metal is widespread in the medical and sports industries.

  • Archwires made with titanium offer unique stored energy that delivers continuous, sustained forces to move the teeth into position gently.

  • This metal is biocompatible and made from the same materials used for a variety of medical devices.

  • Brackets and buccal tubes made with titanium provide precise pressure over the course of the treatment.

  • Some patients experience allergic reactions from heavy metals, but titanium decreases that reactions' likelihood. We offer biocompatible materials, thermos-framed plastic retainers, and even gluten-free retainers if needed.

Braces

Custom In-House

Aligner System

We offer a specialized custom-made aligner system, which is a highly effective alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. This treatment allows us to do everything in-house from start to finish, which reduces the overall cost. Our custom aligner system helps us effectively meet our patients’ needs for high-quality, easy-to-use, and efficient yet straightforward orthodontic treatment. 

Clear Aligners

Invisalign

Do you love the idea of straightening your smile without the discomfort of traditional braces? Invisalign is an orthodontics system that uses a series of clear aligners to reposition your teeth gently Here's what Invisalign can offer:

  • Removable trays that don’t disrupt daily meals and activities

  •   A system in which the teeth are gently and painlessly shifted to move them in the proper place

  • Easy maintenance, since there are no brackets or wires to adjust

 

Custom-fit trays that are comfortable to wear, designed in a sequential series to create the perfect smile over a short period of 

Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional braces for both adults and teens alike! Teens love Invisalign because they can:

  • Straighten their smile without the hassle or selfconsciousness of wearing conventional metal braces

  • Enjoy their favorite foods or take photos by popping out the trays for an hour when needed

  • Allow their orthodontist to take advantage of the growth spurt they experience during their teenage years to also shape their bite correctly during treatment

Invisalign

Early Treatment

When Should Your Child See An Orthodontist? 

According to the American Association of Orthodontists' recommendations, children should have their first orthodontic evaluation before the age of 7 or at the first sign of orthodontic problems. These early treatments can play a vital role in correcting irregular development and growth of the jaw and teeth before they worsen, saving you treatment time and money in the process.

 

Here are a few reasons why it is in your child's best interest to schedule an orthodontic exam for them by the age of 7:

 

Why Schedule An Early Evaluation?  

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Early detection allows us to identify minor signs of problems in how the teeth are emerging and the jaw is growing to stop these minor problems before they become big ones.

Even if your child's teeth appear to be straight, other potential issues can be detected by an orthodontist that might not be immediately obvious but could cause orthodontic issues down the road.

The checkup can indicate that your child's bite is fine, or we could identify developing problems that need to be addressed. These problems are sometimes monitored for a while to ensure the proper timing of the treatment.

Early intervention makes it possible to avoid serious problems in the future. These preventative steps offer a proactive way to simplify treatment and avoid complicated procedures in adulthood.

If the face and jaw are done growing, certain results can no longer be achieved. These treatments are most effective when the bones are still forming.

Early Treatment Makes It Possible For Our Doctors To: 

​Guide the growth of the jaw

Reduce the risk of damage to front teeth that are protruding

Correct oral habits that could be harmful to your child's dentition

Improve the appearance of your child's smileAlign the permanent teeth as they are growing in

Improve lip posture

Kids Braces

Our Technology

Drs. Red & Ritchey are committed to implementing the latest innovations in technology & equipment to provide the patients we serve with the most hi-tech, superior orthodontic treatment techniques and results possible.

We are proud to utilize innovative treatment technologies that include:

 

Ortho Insight 3D provides the digital tools needed for creating treatment plans and designing aligners. Our AutoAlign feature can set up the teeth in ideal positions with just the click of a button!

Drs. Red and Ritchey offer indirect bonding treatment to patients that the doctors determine would benefit from this specialized procedure. We digitally set up the brackets with robotic precision using Ortho Insight 3D software. We then 3D print the custom indirect bonding transfer trays. Each bracket is exactly positioned on each tooth of the patient, which allows multiple concurrent bonding appointments.

 

The JUELL™ 3D-3 printer uses DLP technology, which is superior to laser-based printers and has the highest level of resolution and accuracy in its class. Unlike other popular printers on the market, JUELL™ 3D-3 is known for its ability to rapidly-produce a high volume of surgical guides and dental models for aligners and digital dentures without compromising accuracy for just a few dollars per model. This new generation of JUELL™ 3D is powered by JUELL™ 3D Flash OC software that prints with optimized accuracy. Coupled with precision optics and mechanics, JUELL™ 3D-3 surpasses its competition in speed, precision, and price. JUELL™ 3D-3 is the emerging standard for busy orthodontic offices, implant practices, and laboratories.

Treatment Options

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