Choosing the Right Treatment for You or Your Child
At Seton Hill’s Center for Orthodontics, we always use the latest orthodontic appliances and technology to ensure that you receive the best care possible. Each patient is individually evaluated and carefully screened to determine which course of orthodontic treatment will yield the best results with the least discomfort. It is our goal to achieve ideal alignment of the teeth and jaws for proper function and your ideal bite. We use fixed and removable appliances to get superior results, including conventional, ceramic and Invisalign braces. We also provide treatment for cleft lip and palate (CLP) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD/TMJ) / orofacial pain.
Conventional braces have been around for a long time. They are popular, move teeth quickly, and are usually the least expensive choice. Patients can choose the colors of the bands used around the brackets for a personal touch.
Self-ligating braces look a lot like conventional braces, but require no elastic ties on the bracket and may reduce the number of orthodontic visits.
Ceramic braces have the same size and shape as conventional braces. They differ in that they are clear or “tooth-colored” and are therefore less noticeable. While they move teeth quickly, they also tend to be a little more expensive than conventional braces, and there is a possibility of staining.
Our full-time staff includes a recognized expert in the field of temporomandibular disorders (TMD, TMJ) and orofacial pain. Additionally, we provide treatment services for cleft lip and palate as well as craniofacial anomalies.
Invisalign is a clear removable alternative to conventional braces. The aligners are removable and are replaced every two weeks. They must be worn at all times except while eating or brushing. This choice is more expensive than conventional braces.