Braces

Beautiful teenage girl with bracesMore than just your average braces options! Straighter teeth can boost your self-confidence, help you keep your smile healthy, and minimize the risk of problems like cavities or TMJ disorder. Depending on your oral anatomy, age, and personal preferences, fixed braces might be best to help you get the results that you’re hoping for.

Some types of braces and appliances we provide include:

Traditional Braces: Comprehensive orthodontics is easy to address, thanks to our traditional systems for adults and children.

Cosmetic Ceramic Braces: Radiance brackets offer a translucent solution for “clear” braces when you need a bracket and wire system. The brackets blend right in with your teeth.

Self-Litigating Brackets: With a “trap door” built into them, these braces omit the need for rubber bands and reduce tension as a result.

Lingual Braces: Want hidden braces that nobody can see? These appliances are bonded to the back of your teeth.

Retainers: After your treatment, it is very important to wear a retainer. Otherwise, your teeth can drift back out of alignment.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss which braces are best for your given situation, so you can choose the one you feel is most appropriate.

How Old Do I Need to Be to Get Braces?

Presentation of braces model by the doctor.There’s no age limit for getting braces, and we recommend performing an orthodontic consultation on all children by age 7 (to assess the development of their adult smile.) If your child does need treatment, we will offer Phase I therapy to address concerns, so that Phase II can work more quickly and efficiently when they are older.

Adults make excellent orthodontic patients, as they’re usually very responsible for caring for their teeth and following their treatment recommendations. With our ceramic braces and hidden braces options, even if you aren’t a candidate for Invisalign you can enjoy a more aesthetic orthodontic treatment!

Call our dentist in Portland to see which braces are best for you or your child. You’ll find our practice next to the Imperial Euro Market, Madame De Fleurs, and the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union, nestled in the Russian Portland community.