About Orthodontics

To see some great videos from the American Association of Orthodontists, or to download brochures all about orthodontic treatment, click on the AAO website below.


For more videos, click on the ORTHO TREATMENTS tab at the top of this page, then click on PATIENT CARE VIDEOS.

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care.  If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with orthodontic treatment can greatly improve the way you look and feel.

When your treatment is complete, we want you to have a bright, attractive smile and the confidence to show it off!  We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience. Our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.

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, Dr. Klima will discuss all of your options, and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation appointment, and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.

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