Braces with colors (Traditional and Self-Ligating)
Metal braces are the most common type of appliance in the world and are the choice of teens and adults who want to enjoy colors on their braces. If recommended by Dr. Emerson, self-ligating braces will be used. Although proven not to speed up treatment faster than traditional braces, self-ligating braces are used to treatment certain problems more efficiently.
Clear Aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
State-of-the-art DENTAL MONITORING allows Dr. Emerson to check your progress EACH week during treatment. Aligner patients take a quick, 3 minute scan is taken each week at their home, and using that scan and Artificial Intelligence, or AI, Dr. Emerson is able to instruct you to change to the aligner set, continue wearing the current aligner set, or call the office for a in-person check. AI has been proven to reduce total treatment times because small problems are corrected before they become a hindrance to treatment. Watch the movie below to see just how easy it is to scan your teeth. Emerson Orthodontics will provide you with your retractor at the start of your aligners to help with your weekly scans.
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Clear Ceramic Braces
Clear Ceramic Braces never stain and blend in beautifully with your natural teeth. If your goal is to complete your treatment keeping your mouth as clear and unnoticed as possible, then ceramic braces are perfect.
Self-Ligating (Frictionless) Braces
Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces have special properties that make them an excellent choice for correcting specific orthodontics problems. Although current research shows that these braces do not reduce your time in braces, they resist plaque build-up and are very helpful in cases where hygiene is suspected to be a problem. Dr. Emerson will help decide if this is the right choice for your case.
Many patients have overbite large enough that correction with rubber bands alone is difficult. Forsus appliances are used in these cases to consistently place force on the teeth to guide upper and lower arches together into the perfect bite.
Carriere Motion Appliance
This appliance is used prior to starting braces when patients have upper front teeth that stick too far forward and need to be moved backwards.