With a variety of different types of braces available, Brady & Ford Orthodontics is your source for state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment. Our qualified staff and seasoned orthodontists ensure that your treatment is comfortable and successful.
Clear braces are a more discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. The appliance is less noticeable, but still extremely effective at straightening the teeth.
The CS 2000 Dynaflex Spring system is an appliance designed for Class II and Class III malocclusions. It is made of a nickel titanium material and applies consistent light pressure throughout orthodontic treatment in order to correct the bite.
Wearing elastics (or rubber bands) improves the fit of your upper and lower teeth. Wear rubber bands as instructed, and remember that the rubber bands work far more efficiently if they’re worn as prescribed.
The palatal expander “expands” (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. Your orthodontist will instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.
A fixed retainer is placed in a patients mouth and cannot be taken out. This way, patients never have to worry about losing or misplacing their retainers, and their smile is kept from falling out of line after treatment.
The Forsus™ Fatigue Resistant Device is a practical solution for Class II Correction. It is an automatic, hygienic, and comfortable way to continuously apply light force in order to fix the bite.
The Higgins XBOW® Class II Corrector is an alternative to the Herbst® appliance for
treatment of Class II malocclusions in children and adolescents. The Phase I
appliance allows simultaneous anteroposterior and transverse correction.
The Invisalign clear aligner system is a virtually invisible method for straightening the teeth. Additionally, you can remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth, so they have little effect on your daily routine.
A space maintaining appliance is comprised of stainless steel rings (bands) around posterior teeth (usually molars), and a stainless steel wire that passively contacts the lingual surfaces of the teeth. is designed to maintain the position of the lower molars as the baby teeth are lost.
The MARA appliance is one of many orthodontic devices that is designed to correct overbites (actually called overjet in the dental community).
Metal braces are the traditional method for straightening teeth. However, modern metal braces are smaller and more comfortable than ever before with low profiles and strong adhesives.
Miniplates are another form of anchorage system used in orthodontics. Miniplates are often used when the necessary force needed is presumed to be high. This is due to the miniplates’ lower risk for failure when compared to mini-screws.
This space maintaining appliance features bands which go on the molars. They are connected to a wire, which is bent to the anterior part of the palate. An acrylic button is placed against the palate.
Positioners complete the final tooth movements in your orthodontic treatment. With your full cooperation, you should only need to wear the positioner appliance for four to eight weeks.
Retainers may be removable or fixed. They hold your teeth in their new, correct positions after your teeth have been straightened. Your orthodontist will instruct you on how to care for your retainer and about the duration of the wear. Wearing your retainer as directed is crucial to prevent regression of your treatment. We offer both Hawley and Essex retainers.
Separators are little rubber doughnuts that may be placed between your teeth to push them apart so that orthodontic bands may be placed during your next appointment. The separators will be removed before we place the bands. Separators do not mix well with sticky foods, toothpicks, or floss.
TADS are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy. As the name implies, they’re temporary — they usually remain in place during some months of treatment, and are used to provide stable anchorage in order to move the teeth.
A thumb crib is a dental appliance used to stop a child from sucking his or her thumb. Thumb sucking is bad for the alignment of teeth, and can have a negative impact on a child’s orthodontic care. This appliance helps to mitigate these issues in order to ensure that the child’s orthodontic treatment is successful.