Traditional Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They are made of high-grade stainless steel, and recent advances in technology have made them smaller, more attractive, and more comfortable than ever before. These braces can be customized using colorful rubber bands to stand out from the crowd!
Patients looking for the most cost-effective treatment may find that traditional metal braces are the right choice for them!
Orthodontic treatment doesn’t always require metal brackets and wires. If you don’t like the idea of noticeable braces and you aren’t a candidate for clear aligners, consider starting treatment with clear ceramic braces in Gainesville and Chiefland, FL. Clear ceramic braces are made from a clear ceramic material, which is a less noticeable, attractive alternative so you can stay confident throughout treatment knowing that people are focusing on your smile, not your braces!
With so many exciting and beneficial advances in the orthodontic field, our orthodontists offer patients more variety in their treatment options. For example, if you prefer to not have the more traditional option of braces, Martin Orthodontics offers 3M™ clear aligners in Gainesville and Chiefland, FL. Whether you’re a high school student with a lot of pivotal events in the next couple of years or an adult who needs a discreet way to straighten your smile, clear aligners offer a virtually invisible option. With custom-fitted clear aligners, you can achieve a straight smile without the noticeable look or added maintenance that can come with traditional braces.
Orthodontic Treatment Can Help You Breathe Freely
Dr. Bill Martin is one of the pioneers and recognized authorities in Airway Orthodontics in Gainesville and Chiefland, FL, and his goal is to provide you with an orthodontic outcome that does more than just give you a beautiful smile. With Airway Orthodontics — a subfield of orthodontic care that addresses the connection between orthodontic problems, facial structure abnormalities, and proper breathing — our experts strive to provide you or your child with a lifetime of healthy breathing.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children first see an orthodontist by the age of 7 to monitor jaw growth and development for best orthodontic results. We are happy to see kids as early as 5 years old to check on growth and development or other concerns.
Early evaluations don’t always mean early treatment. One of our experienced orthodontists will examine your child’s bite and jaw alignment during their first appointment. This allows us to see if there are any early treatments that could prevent future dental or orthodontic problems.
Parents who bring their child for an early evaluation leave our office happy to know that orthodontic treatment can wait or will not be necessary at all.
Only an experienced orthodontist can determine if your child would benefit from early treatment, as some problems may not be outwardly visible until it is too late. If you observe any of the following signs in your child, we recommend that you bring your child to our orthodontist:
If preventive orthodontics is recommended, we will create a personalized treatment plan for your child. Depending on your child’s case, this can include devices such as braces and palate expanders. Here are some ways that orthodontic intervention can help your child: