Dr. Balling and the Stratford Dental Center proudly provide orthodontic treatment options to our patients to help you achieve a healthy beautiful smile. Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of improper bites and crooked teeth and focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and correction of improperly positioned teeth and jaws. While Dr. Balling is not an orthodontist, he will work with you to design a treatment that will leave you with the smile of your dreams and ensure you receive the quality care you deserve. For more specialized cases, we will refer you to a Stratford area orthodontist who can address your specific needs.
How Orthodontics Works
At Stratford Dental Center we offer our patients options which include appliances made of metal, ceramic or plastic. These appliances may be removable or they may be bonded to your teeth. All of these appliance options work by applying a steady gentle force to your teeth to move them into proper position and alignment.
Orthodontics Treatment Duration
Not only are the modern options we offer more comfortable and attractive but they are more efficient too. Treatment times vary depending on your individual situation and personal needs. Typically treatments range from one to three years or even less.
Invisalign uses a series of invisible and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. The aligners are also removable so that you can eat and drink what you want and cleaning is easy. Invisalign is a great choice for teens and adults both where appearance is a primary concern.