Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are highly effective and the most cost-efficient method of straightening your teeth. They straighten your teeth by applying continuous pressure over a period of time. Small brackets are cemented to your teeth and connected by wire. Periodically the wire is tightened to shift your teeth and your jaw. The braces are worn for usually several years, depending on the severity. Once your braces come off, you might have to wear a retainer to hold your teeth in their new position for a while.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are an alternative to traditional braces. They are designed with adults and older teens who need braces in mind. These braces act exactly as traditional braces do; however, the brackets are made from light-colored composite materials that blend with your natural tooth color better than metal braces. These materials are a bit more brittle than their metal counterparts so therefore they are not recommended for children.

Clear Aligners

Invisalign and other aligner therapies straighten your teeth without traditional brackets. Instead, a series of clear plastic aligners are custom made for you with the help of some fancy computer software. Each aligner moves your teeth a little bit more than the last one, eventually achieving the results you and Dr. Goodman decided upon.

Aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for easy brushing, flossing, and of course eating. Aligner therapy is not for everyone, come meet Dr. Goodman and discuss the options that are best for you.

Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dentofacial orthopedics is a specific part of orthodontics that deals with the position and size of the jaw and other bones related to the teeth. Problems with the jaw, like over or underbites, can impact breathing and general health and should be addressed. To help with these issues, we use several types of fixed or removable appliances to alter the speed, direction or amount of jaw growth.

Airway Orthodontics

Airway orthodontics is a holistic look at your mouth and jaw, not just the teeth. How clearly you're able to breathe and swallow can possibly affect the development of the jaw and teeth. By helping restore airways, Airway orthodontics can help prevent trouble sleeping and crooked teeth.