About Orthodontics

Our Services for Your Smile!

At Decoteau Orthodontics, we’ve seen that people of any age can benefit from the boost in self-confidence that comes from a stunning, beautifully aligned smile. Orthodontic treatment has also been found to improve proper tongue placement, chewing ability, speech patterns, and oral hygiene. We are fortunate today to be able to offer a variety of innovative orthodontic treatment options, and are eager to help you determine what approach feels right for you. Just imagine how you’ll feel when you unveil your new smile!

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time. Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.