Orthodontic braces straighten and align the teeth by gently shifting them into the correct position. The treatment addresses a variety of problems such as crowding, spacing, overbites, crossbites, and underbites. New technology has allowed the orthodontist to move teeth much more effectively and efficiently than ever before.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, plastic trays designed based on molds of your mouth. The molds are then digitized where Dr. Patel personally customizes your prescription to achieve the smile of your dreams. The plastic trays are fabricated according to his plan and according to your individual diagnosis, you were several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment.
Phase I/Early Treatment
We like to see our patients as early as age 7, as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics. At this age, children have some of their permanent teeth and Dr. Patel can diagnose if any early treatment is needed to correct tooth and jaw problems.
Early treatment allows the orthodontist to guide jaw growth so the other teeth come into their proper position, create more space for crowded teeth, avoid permanent tooth damage, reduce the need for future extractions, or remove early habits that can help improve speech, health, and appearance.
Dr. Patel uses a variety of appliances that ensure to correct the issue as well as be as comfortable as possible for your child.