Orthodontics

orthodonticsErie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA

Do you have crooked teeth? Laser Dentistry of Erie can straighten them with orthodontic treatment.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics refers to the use of oral appliances—typically braces—to straighten and align teeth.  There are several types of orthodontic braces available at Laser Dentistry of Erie, including traditional metal braces, ceramic “tooth colored” braces, as well as clear plastic aligners, which also are known as Invisalign.

Braces consist of brackets, which are affixed to the teeth, and wires that are threaded through the brackets and gently guide teeth into an ideal alignment.

Regardless of the type of orthodontics prescribed, the goal is to realign the teeth by applying gentle pressure over time. Treatment time is dependent on age, how well the patient cooperates with the treatment and the severity of the misaligned teeth and bite. 

Here is more information about each type of orthodontic treatment we offer

Metal braces

  • The best option in cases of extreme overcrowding or severe jaw misalignment
  • Many colors available for brackets and elastics, making modern braces an upgrade over the traditional metal braces of years past

Ceramic braces

  • Recommended for patients who want less noticeable orthodontic treatment
  • Made of dental ceramic, and matched in shade and color to look like your natural teeth

We also offer Invisalign, the revolutionary orthodontic treatment system that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth. With Invisalign, treatment is usually shorter in length.

Living with crooked teeth can have consequences. Over time, this crookedness can lead to a misaligned bite, also known as malocclusion, and eventually even cause jaw disorders including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Why live with the discomfort and the risk?

If you or a member of your family needs orthodontic treatment, trust the staff at Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC. Contact our office by calling (814) 825-2615 to schedule a consultation for orthodontics.

Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, serves Erie, PA, and the surrounding areas.