Orthodontics

Dentistry in Motion is happy to offer our patients a full range of orthodontic options. We offer traditional braces to Invisalign.

Dr. Robert Cappell and Sharon, his Orthodontics Assistant offer complimentary orthodontics consultations in order to assist our patients in making the best orthodontics decisions for your dental health.

 
 

Traditional Braces

These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word "braces." However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious "metal-mouth" braces than many adults remember. Plus, new heat-activated arch wires use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully than in the past.

Pros: Least expensive type; colored bands give kids a chance to express themselves

Cons: Most noticeable type of braces


Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.

Pros: Less noticeable than metal braces; move teeth much faster than clear plastic aligners (Invisalign)

Cons: More expensive than metal braces; Brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them well

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Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are made of thermoplastic material and are virtually invisible when worn. A series of aligners are custom made for the patient and over the course of treatment slowly move your teeth into the desired position, you can start seeing progress within 2 weeks of treatment.
On average the course of treatment for an adult is approximately 12 months, however each patient is different so this time may be shorter or longer depending on your personal needs.

On average the course of treatment for an adult is approximately 12 months, however each patient is different so this time may be shorter or longer depending on your personal needs.

Pros: Almost invisible; Patients can eat and drink whatever they want

Cons: Will not work for serious dental problems; only available for adults and teens, not children; more expensive option; can be easily lost and costly to replace; treatment may potentially take longer


Clear Correct Aligners

Looking for an alternative to metal braces?

ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile.

With ClearCorrect, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.

How does it work?

You and your doctor will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once you and your doctor establish ClearCorrect is the right treatment option for you, your doctor will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect uses in manufacturing your custom aligners. Then your doctor writes a prescription for your custom aligners and sends it to ClearCorrect.

What can it do?

ClearCorrect can treat a wide variety of issues that keep people from achieving their ideal smiles. Straighter teeth don’t just look better; they work better too. Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out quicker, and are more prone to cavities. Ask your doctor how ClearCorrect can help you.


Different Types of Orthodontic Retainers

Removable Retainer

Fixed Retainer