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Orthodontics

Traditional Orthodontics & Invisalign® Clear Braces

Universal Dental is proud to handle all of your dental needs under one roof, and that includes orthodontic care. Thanks to our own on-staff orthodontist Dr. Reginald Taylor, we have two of the most popular orthodontic treatments available today that are perfect for both children and adults alike. With us, you won’t have to go anywhere else to get the beautifully straight smile you’ve always wanted. To learn which treatment is right for you, please contact us today.

Traditional Braces

Closeup of smile with bracesStraight teeth, while cosmetically appealing, are also much healthier. Why? Because crooked and crowded teeth tend to be much more difficult to completely clean while brushing or flossing, making a person (especially a child) more susceptible to developing tooth decay, cavities, and many other dental problems. This is why straightening the teeth won’t just improve a person’s appearance, but their oral health as well!

And when it comes to straightening the teeth and correcting jaw alignment issues, nothing does it better than traditional metal braces. Braces have changed a lot since you were a child, bringing about a treatment that is more sleek and subtle but still as effective as ever.

With braces, metal brackets will be bonded to each tooth and attached to a wire that will gently guide the teeth into their proper positions over the course of treatment. The wire will be regularly adjusted to move the teeth, and after enough time has passed (typically 1-2 years), the teeth will be perfectly straight.

Invisalign® Clear Braces

Closeup of patient placing Invisalign trayIf you’re an adult with misaligned teeth, you probably have a conundrum. You want to straighten them, but you can’t imagine going to work or seeing your friends with a mouthful of metal braces. Thanks to Invisalign, you no longer have to!

Invisalign completely does away with the traditional wire and bracket system and instead uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligner trays. All a patient has to do is wear the trays in the correct sequence to bring their teeth into alignment. It’s just that easy!

Adult and teen patients alike love Invisalign because the trays are practically invisible on the teeth, and better yet, they are easily removable as well. That means you won’t have to worry about your day to day appearance during treatment or adjust your eating and brushing habits like with braces. With Invisalign, you finally get an orthodontic treatment that gives you everything you want and nothing you don’t.

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