About Orthodontics

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

When your treatment is complete, you will have that Spectacular Smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! Your orthodontic treatment will also give you the benefits of long-term dental and overall health!

We, at Van Westen Orthodontics, want you and your family to feel comfortable throughout your entire orthodontic experience. Our practice is dedicated to making sure you receive the quality care you deserve.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. You can now choose between metal brackets, ceramic brackets or clear aligners.

They may be removable or they may be bonded to the teeth. Wires are far less noticeable and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort.

By placing a constant, gentle force in a controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to their proper position.

Spectacular Smiles at Any Age

Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!

Some people think orthodontic care is only available for children and teens but healthy teeth can be moved at any age! Many adults are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, and today’s advanced treatments include ceramic (clear) brackets and clear aligners.

If you’re an adult who’s always dreamed of a beautiful smile, Van Westen Orthodontics can help! We’d love to make that smile of your dreams a reality.

Duration of Treatment

A big factor in a successful treatment is YOU! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be.

Treatment time varies and can last between a few months and three years, depending on several factors such as age, cooperation, dental vs. skeletal correction and how minor or severe a case is.

 Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Van Westen will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your treatment may take.

Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.

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