• March 1, 2018

There’s no reason to live with teeth that are crooked or uneven. Brandon Family Dental in Ortonville, MI offers orthodontics for both kids and adults. Whether you are young or old, we have options to give you the smile of your dreams.


If you or your child don’t see a straight smile in the mirror, call our orthodontic team today at (248) 469-0218. Schedule an orthodontic consultation to discover your options for a more beautiful smile!


Get Time-Tested Results With Traditional Braces

When you come in for your initial consultation, Dr. Harrell will thoroughly examine your teeth, jaw, and mouth, then advise you if orthodontic treatment is needed.


Traditional braces have been around a long time. And with good reason – they are effective and safe for straightening crooked and uneven teeth. Therefore, we normally recommend this kind of orthodontics for our younger patients, especially tougher cases where other types of orthodontic treatment may not work.


Braces use sturdy metal brackets and wires that exert a gentle force on teeth over a period of time to move them into their proper positions. During treatment, regular appointments in our office are necessary to make adjustments and fine-tune the process.


Traditional orthodontic braces are used for treating a variety of problems. If your child has crooked or crowded teeth, protruding front teeth, or jaw misalignment, then we will recommend braces to correct the problem.


Enjoy Discreet Teeth Straightening With Invisalign

For many adults and some kids, Invisalign is a more desirable option for straightening teeth. Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over the teeth to gently move them.


Because they are clear, they are nearly invisible and other people may not even know you are wearing them. For this reason alone, many adults choose Invisalign to avoid the embarrassment of wearing traditional metal braces. Plus, the treatment time is usually shorter – you can have a new smile with Invisalign in around 12 months!


During treatment, you will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to a new set. For your convenience, you will receive several sets of aligners at each appointment. The aligners are very comfortable and our patients generally do not have any problems wearing them.


There are many advantages to Invisalign over traditional braces. Besides being discreet, the teeth aligners are removable for eating, or for a night out on the town. Just keep them in for around 22 hours each day during treatment.


Also, because the aligners are removable, Invisalign treatment makes it easy to maintain good oral health. Brushing and flossing are easier, so plaque is less likely to build up on your teeth and below the gumline. Chances for gum disease are reduced.


Brandon Family Dental offers the orthodontic options you need to straighten your whole family’s smiles. Dr. Harrell is even skilled at preventative orthodontics that can help children avoid more extensive treatment later on. Even children as young as six or seven can benefit from early orthodontic intervention.


Take advantage of orthodontics for both kids and adults in our friendly office. Call us today at (248) 469-0218 for an appointment. Get on the road to a new smile!