For the BOLD patient who isn't afraid to make a statement.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Dr. Rad can straighten your teeth using metal brackets, made of high-grade stainless steel, and wires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. The colored elastics are usually switched out at every appointment according to patient preference.
A more discreet, esthetic optION
Designed the same as metal brackets, tooth-colored braces do the same work aligning your teeth and correcting your bite, just with more discretion. This esthetic option is very appealing for adults or teens who may not be candidates for Invisalign but still have cosmetic concerns. Ceramic braces are made of clear ceramic materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth. Many patients decide to still add fun colors to this more esthetic option.
Invisalign for Adults and Teens
EASIER BRUSHING AND FLOSSING
Removable aligners offer you the amazing benefit of being able to brush and floss your teeth without food getting stuck to your braces or having to thread floss around a wire. This means you'll have reduced chances of cavities and staining.
TREATMENT ON YOUR OWN TERMS
Because Invisalign uses trays, you can actually remove your treatment if absolutely required for things like important social events or pictures. However, remember it only works if you wear it!
With Invisalign, it’s increasingly hard for people to tell if you are wearing trays. They are almost invisible and are great for people who prefer to be more discreet about their treatment.
Due to technological advances with Invisalign, there will be less discomfort for you and no pokey wires or broken brackets! This also means minimal urgent trips to see Dr. Rad. Click here for more information about Invisalign.
CAN'T I GET INVISALIGN ANYWHERE?
All offices do not offer the same level of care with Invisalign. Invisalign is not a consumer product and still requires an experienced orthodontist to oversee your treatment!
AM I A CANDIDATE?
Our ability to treat difficult cases with Invisalign is getting better and better over time. Maybe in the past you were told that you were not a candidate. Dr. Rad thinks it’s time to check again.
Phase 1 treatment
Not indicated for everyone, but very important if detected early
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child is evaluated by age 7. Early detection of some orthodontic problems is important in order to attempt to avoid more difficult treatment later.
Phase 1 treatment is aimed at intercepting a moderate or severe orthodontic problem early in order to reduce the severity or eliminate it. These problems most often include crossbites (of the front or back teeth) and crowding. Phase I treatment takes advantage of the early growth spurt and turns a difficult orthodontic problem into a more manageable one. This can also greatly help self-confidence in a young child who is being teased or embarrassed by the position of his or her teeth. This phase of treatment usually begins while the permanent front teeth are erupting (typically around the age of 8-9). We usually recommend this treatment when waiting could cause orthodontic problems or social problems to worsen. When possible, Dr. Rad usually prefers to wait until most, if not all, of their permanent teeth erupt, to begin their orthodontic treatment.
Retent-ION is by far THE MOST important of orthodontic treatment. Whether you just finished your orthodontic treatment or even if you've never had braces, retainers can help to maintain your smile so that your teeth do not shift over time. You will often hear Dr. Rad say the following quotes:
Retainers are night time for a lifetime.
Put your retainers in your case or in your face...in no other place.
INBRACE HIDDEN BRACES
INBRACE hidden braces is a brand new lingual system for aligning teeth without anyone knowing! This is truly INVISABLE way to straighten your smile that is not being offered in the Treasure Coast area- until NOW. INBRACE utilizes smart wire technology to gently move teeth into place- while still allowing you the ability to brush and floss without interference, and providing adults and teenagers a way to conveniently improve their smile discreetly. ION Orthodontics is proud to offer this innovative approach to straightening teeth for people who want to still live a professIONal lifestyle and/or are planning around special occasIONs.
THE TRULY INVISIBLE ALTERNATIVE
Only you and your doctor know it’s there! Unlike plastic aligners or traditional braces, INBRACE® is completely hidden behind your teeth, so there’s nothing in between your smile and reaching your goals.
INNOVATIVE SMARTWIRE TECHNOLOGY
Patented Smartwires® use gentle force to move your teeth in all dimensions, starting day 1. That means you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your smile in just a few weeks. Now that’s smart!
Plastic aligners need to be removed before and cleaned after every meal, snack, cup of coffee, and important social engagement for up to 2 years. If that sounds like a lot of work, you’re right.