About Orthodontics

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you are having crowding issues, have an uncomfortable bite, or looking to straighten out your smile, orthodontic care is for you!

When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! At Wortham Orthodontics, our team is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve; we want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience!

How Orthodontic Treatment Works:

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. Some are removable and others, like brackets, are bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster and with more comfort. These days, any age is a great age to wear braces! If you want to change your smile, we can make it happen!

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is YOU! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Wortham will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide!

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