Braces and Clear Aligners
As specialists in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, Daia Orthodontics & TMJ Orthopedics offers both traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, Invisalign®, and Spark Clear Aligners. Each treatment option offers different benefits for the right candidate. During your initial examination, Dr. Daia carefully addresses any concerns and uses advanced digital imaging to comprehensively study the individual conditions of the teeth and supporting facial structures. Once all underlying conditions are reviewed, you and Dr. Daia will decide which treatment method will yield the best results for your specific case.
This orthopedic treatment aims to create a beautiful smile and functional bite while ensuring supporting facial structures like the jaws and face work and develop correctly. As much as orthodontics is about aesthetics, we believe nothing is as powerful as a healthy smile and bite.
Transform Your Smile with Traditional Braces
Traditional braces are composed of a series of stainless-steel brackets carefully placed by a certified orthodontist to control the orientation of teeth. It is what most people think of when they hear “orthodontics.”
With the popularity of orthodontics and alternative treatment options like Invisalign® and Spark Clear Aligners, many people may wonder why traditional braces are chosen over clear aligners.
Compliance is a critical component of completing ortho treatment. Clear aligners like Invisalign® or Spark Clear Aligners must be worn for approximately 22 hours a day and switched out for new aligners every few weeks, depending on your treatment plan. For some patients, the added routine of switching out aligners and maintaining wear time does not work with their busy lifestyles. Similarly, young children are typically more compliant with traditional braces.
Daia Orthodontics & TMJ Orthopedics offers clear ceramic braces for those who prefer traditional braces but don’t like the look of metal brackets.
Ask us about this service at your free initial consultation!
Strengthen Your Teeth with Invisalign®
Invisalign® is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces using a system of fabricated aligners. Each custom aligner works to gradually move your teeth into position by applying gentle pressure, and trays are switched out every few weeks, depending on your treatment plan. This allows patients to eat and drink freely, without limitations on a diet, in contrast to traditional metal braces, where certain foods may damage the metal wires and brackets on the teeth, making brushing and flossing much more effortless.
Adults may hesitate to start orthodontic treatment due to the appearance of traditional braces. Invisalign® is an almost invisible way to straighten your teeth while still being able to maintain your lifestyle. With this, you can finally have the confidence to transform your smile!
Try Our Virtually Invisible Spark Clear Aligners
Spark Clear Aligners are an additional clear aligner service we provide at Daia Orthodontics & TMJ Orthopedics. Like Invisalign®, treatment is completed through the application of a series of clear aligners, typically changed 1-2 weeks apart, with regularly scheduled office visits at 6–8-week intervals.
What are the benefits of using Spark Clear Aligners over Invisalign®?
Spark Clear Aligners are made with different material, TruGEN™, and TruGEN XR™, which offers a clearer retainer that is more resistant to staining. Dr. Daia will evaluate your case and determine if Spark Clear Aligners are recommended over Invisalign® to ensure you receive the treatment custom-tailored to your lifestyle.
Maintain Your Smile with a Retainer
Retainers are made to be worn once orthodontic treatment is completed to prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original position. After removing your braces or clear aligners, your new smile needs extra support as the surrounding tissue regains strength; we call this the “retention phase.” Typically, patients are to wear their retainers full time (though taken out when eating) for approximately one year after completing their treatment, after which they transition to wearing them at night.
Equipped with our modern 3D printing technology, Daia Orthodontics & TMJ Orthopedics can confidently and efficiently make your retainers in no time. Additionally, we offer our Appliance Protection Program at the start of each treatment plan should your retainers break, get lost, or be eaten by your dog.
Ask our staff about the Retainer Protection Program at your free consultation!