Why do so many kids and adults in Sioux Falls, South Dakota have braces?
Orthodontic studies report 70 percent of the US population could benefit from having their teeth and jaws realigned with orthodontic treatment. Over the last 20 years, tooth extractions were all too frequent and large, traditional one-size-fits-all brackets and wires were the standard of care.
Today, technology drives an enhanced level of treatment and impressive results.
Certainly there still remains no substitute for the skill, experience, and education of a well-trained orthodontic practitioner. However, contemporary treatment philosophies are changing the way we treat the vast majority of patients. The improvements in tools and techniques enable us to achieve great results with far less discomfort and in a much shorter treatment time than was ever before possible, thanks to these landmark innovations in modern orthodontics.
Our office uses self-ligating bracket technology. This bracketing system reduces the amount of friction between the bracket and the archwire, and can significantly reduce treatment time. These metal brackets are small in size and more comfortable to wear. In addition, there is no need for elastic ties so good oral hygiene is easier to maintain.
Invisalign® is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. You’ll wear each appliance for 2 weeks. The nearly invisible appliances are so easy to wear and to talk with, few people even know they have them on. Each aligner works to straighten your teeth in small incremental movements, each getting you progressively closer to your new smile.
We welcome you to contact Horner Barrow Orthodontics, to see how we can put these exciting technologies to work for you!