A winning smile is best complemented by straight, beautiful teeth. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in this by overseeing the diagnosis, supervision, guidance, and correction of problems involving the alignment of the teeth and jaws. The most common type of orthodontic treatment is the application of braces and retainers. GAOC dentists are experts in the professional application and alignment of these corrective items to help the patient's teeth, lips, and jaws achieve facial balance.
Metal braces/Traditional braces
They are made from a high-grade stainless steel and have metal brackets that are attached to each tooth using a type of cement. The brackets are linked to each other with a thin archwire, which puts pressure on the teeth to cause them to move slowly into the correct position.
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.
Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth.
Invisalign consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.