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1. INVISALIGN "the invisible braces"
The first nearly invisible, comprehensive orthodontic treatment.  Invisalign uses technology that straightens teeth without wires and brackets. A series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners are worn to move the teeth.  Using 3-D computer technology, each aligner is precisely calibrated to fit snugly over the teeth and gently move them through every stage of the treatment plan.  Unlike braces the aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.  Invisalign moves the teeth, millimeter by millimeter, week by week, until the desired position is achieved.
2. Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment can start as early as 4 years old. Phase One uses Functional Appliances (SEE ALF section) that can be  fixed or removable. These appliance help guide the jaw  and crowded or malpositioned teeth to a more favorable position during the early development stage. This early treatment can reduce and in some cases eliminate a second phase of orthodontic treatment and greatly reduces the need for extractions.  Oral habits, like thumb sucking and tongue thrusts should be treated with Phase One therapy as soon as the condition is recognized.
Many of these oral habits are signs of airway problems?
 
PHASE TWO  (BRACES)


3. Full Face Orthodontics is a concept applicable to adults and children that matches facial symmetry and tooth alignment by expanding the bone support around the teeth and maintaining healthy jaw joints. Expanding the arches to give a more full facial appearance and creating space for teeth, instead of removing them.
 In traditional braces many times the first bicuspid teeth are removed, the anterior teeth are then pulled backward and inward to form a straight and some what narrower dental arch.
Full face orthodontics expands the dental arches and creates space for the teeth, leaving an esthetically pleasing full rounded facial appearance.