Phase I treatment involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which typically occurs during childhood. If a child begins treatment before their permanent teeth have erupted, Dr. Ohanian can use treatments that help guide and correct jaw growth and alignment. By treating your child early, we can often greatly reduce the chances of orthognathic surgery at an older age and develop ideal alignment. This is only needed in some cases.
Metal braces are the most common and effective form of treatment, and is our top choice for treating younger patients. Advancements and modern technology have improved traditional braces, making them less noticeable and more comfortable for patients than before. If you want to have options for choosing colors, this is the treatment method to go with.
Clear braces have all the advantages of traditional braces with the added luxury of being clear and less noticeable. This form of treatment is becoming more popular amongst teenage and adult patients.
Lingual braces are great for patients who are looking to achieve their best results in the least noticeable way. These braces are bonded behind the teeth, making them invisible to others and keeping the patient compliant. The technologically advanced wires our office uses for these braces allow for natural flossing and brushing, enabling patients to stay on top of their oral hygiene. The wires are custom made for each individual case, which reduces the need for monthly wire changes. In fact, usually only two to three sets of wires are needed throughout the entire treatment!
Surgical Orthodontics, sometimes also referred to as orthognathic surgery, is a type of treatment used to correct severe bites. It is only a treatment option when the case is too severe and other orthodontic options will not be enough to correct the case. We take a multidisciplinary approach for surgical orthodontics, and work with our surgical colleagues to ensure we are collaborating throughout the case.
Invisalign uses a series of custom clear aligners to straighten your smile. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making it a preferred choice for some of our adult and teen patients.
With the Damon System, it is more than just straight teeth. The Damon System uses light, passive forces to move your teeth. Instead of using ligature ties or rubber bands to tie the wire to the bracket, the Damon Bracket has a door to open and close.
All the advantages of the Damon System, but in a more aesthetic, clear bracket. The Damon Clear bracket also uses a door to open and close your bracket instead of ligature ties. High technology meets aesthetic brackets.
Lightforce Custom Braces is a 100% custom system that reduces treatment time and allows Dr. Ohanian to design your smile using software before placing the brackets. Once your ideal smile is created in the software, unique braces for each of your teeth are made. A truly customizable approach.
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