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Acceledent

The faster way to an amazing smile How long does braces treatment take? While the time spent in treatment will vary from person to person, the average length of treatment with traditional metal braces is 22 months—nearly two whole years! While the results are worth it, we know that patients are happy to speed up [...]

Surgical Orthodontics

For Severe Problems with Alignment Most orthodontic problems can be solved using appliances. In mild to moderate cases, braces will do the trick. Even in some severe cases, braces, headgear, and palatal expanders can allow us to avoid surgery. However, sometimes it is the best option. Problems with the jaw go beyond mere aesthetics, harming [...]

Herbst Appliance

Some Patients can Benefit from this Special Appliance When diagnosing a patient’s condition, we use a cephalometric x-ray to take images from the side of the head. This allows us to determine if the problems the patient is suffering from are skeletal or dental in nature, or in some cases, a combination of the two. [...]

Palatal Expander

The palatal expander “expands” (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression. Step 1 In a well-lit area tip the patient’s head [...]