Teeth-straightening solutions in Eau Claire, WI
At Chippewa Valley Dental Health, we’re passionate about improving smiles. Dr. Olson and our team enjoy creating attractive, natural-looking smiles with an emphasis on individualized care and attention. With advanced knowledge of orthodontics and all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Olson can give you a smile that is straight, beautiful, and—most importantly—healthy.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
The orthodontic appliances available at our Eau Claire dental office 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.
Orthodontic consultations at Chippewa Valley Dental Health are at no charge. Dr. Olson will complete an evaluation and document his findings. A panoramic X-ray may also be taken, if necessary at no charge. Dr. Olson will discuss his findings, give his recommendation, and let you know the cost, length of treatment, and all available treatment options.
To schedule your free orthodontics consultation, contact us today!
Duration of Treatment
Depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is, treatment time varies, but usually lasts 16 months or less. A big factor to a successful treatment is you, the patient! The more involved and diligent you are, the quicker and more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment, can prevent the need for any further treatment. If additional treatment is needed at a later age, the final result is usually better and accomplished quicker.
Orthodontic Treatments in Eau Claire, WI
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth by using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Clear aligners are a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays that straighten your teeth like braces. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are also removable; so, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, this helps to make brushing and flossing less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Myobrace is a no-braces approach to straightening teeth. Dr. Olson has used the Myobrace since 2008 and based on the phenomenal results, we are using it more and more each year. Since the objective is to correct problems before they develop, the Myobrace is most effective for patients between the ages of six and ten, but is frequently used with patients in their early teens and beyond.
Please contact our Eau Claire, WI dental practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.