You've Got Options
Dental technology is always getting better. You'll always get the latest orthodontic treatments at Shaw Orthodontics.
Find Your Right Fit
Dental technology is always getting better. You'll get the latest orthodontic treatments at Shaw Orthodontics.
By pairing state-of-the-art technology with our thorough understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, we're able to successfully treat many dental issues, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Impacted teeth
Metal Braces and More
Most patients we treat choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth. While metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, you have several other options.
After your free initial consultation, Dr. Shaw will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.
Fixed Vs. Removable Appliances
It's important to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances. Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to your teeth and aren't taken off until you complete your treatment.
Removable appliances, like Invisalign's aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.
Aside from the obvious differences, Invisalign aligners are best at treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Fixed appliances are generally needed for more serious and comprehensive treatment.
Traditional metal braces are the most widely used type of fixed orthodontic appliance.
While traditional metal braces remain the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces are less obvious.
Invisalign aligners are custom clear trays that are removable and nearly invisible.
InBrace hidden braces uses a personalized Smartwire that is placed behind your teeth to gently straighten your smile.