Years ago, getting braces on your teeth usually meant you were a pre-teen or teenager and you would be fitted for unsightly metal braces that were difficult to care for, and sometimes painful to wear.
Take it or leave it.
But times have changed. For the better!
Today, there are numerous types of braces, retainers and aligners for patients to choose from. And braces are not just for young people. More and more adults are seeking orthodontic care as they look to improve their appearance, self-confidence and the quality of their lives.
In today’s orthodontic world, the one-size-fits-all approach is definitely gone forever. Patients today have a say in what type of braces and other orthodontic devices they want to use.
At Bowman Orthodontics in Fort Walton Beach and Niceville, our skilled, professional and friendly staff will work with you and your child individually to determine the best possible treatment approach – an approach that will leave you with a great-looking smile and healthy teeth and gums.
And we can help you select the treatment plan that will have your braces off in the shortest time possible.
Contact Bowman today to schedule a consultation so you can learn about the best treatment options for you and your family.
At Bowman Orthodontics , we will examine your mouth and jaws, help you design the best treatment plan, set orthodontic goals and recommend the best methods to achieve your goals.
Our professional treatment goes beyond simply selecting the right type of orthodontic appliance for you. We will teach you how to best care for your braces, teeth and gums, and we will advise you on how often you should visit the dentist for check-ups and cleanings.
Here are some of the braces and treatment options you and your family can choose from at Bowman Orthodontics:
These braces can be worn by patients young and old and are among the most popular. Smaller than traditional metal braces, mini-diamond also are extremely comfortable! They also work well and have about the same treatment time as traditional braces. Ask Dr. Bowman about our mini-diamond braces!
These ceramic braces are made of clear material, so they are not always visible to others. The clear option is very popular with our adult patients, due in large part to their cosmetic appeal. One thing to keep in mind is that ceramic brackets are more fragile. Also, elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
This approach has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Invisalign offers a series of clear overlay templates, known as aligners, that are generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. Invisalign is available to our adult patients and some teenage patients with orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a good fit for Invisalign.
The SmartClip appliance comes from 3M Unitek. It is a unique bracket system that features special technology, known as self-ligation. This allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. The result is less friction and greater comfort. Even better, SmartClip brackets can decrease the amount of time you spend in the orthodontist’s office and reduce the total number of adjustments you have to undergo. SmartClip patients benefit because they are better able to maintain teeth and gum health.
Selecting what type of braces you need to wear, and for how long, can be a difficult process for children, their parents and even for adult patients.
At Bowman Orthodontics, we make that process as easy and enjoyable as possible. We treat each patient as an individual and spend the time needed to thoroughly discuss and explain treatment options. We understand that getting braces and other orthodontic treatment can be hard on children and their parents.
At Bowman Orthodontics, we also understand that the treatment we offer changes lives for the better.
If you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, don’t put it off any longer. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bowman today and begin your journey to a happier and healthier smile that will last for years to come!