Partnership: You, Your Orthodontist, and Your Dentist
Achieving a healthy and beautiful smile is a team effort by the family dentist, the orthodontist, and the patient. When you choose an orthodontist who displays the American Association of Orthodontists emblem you are being treated by a professional who has completed advanced education to expertly plan your treatment and use techniques to straighten teeth and align the jaws.
You must cooperate by following your dentist's and orthodontist's instructions carefully so that your jaws and teeth move in the way desired and on the prescribed schedule. Oral health is very important, so regular visits to the dentist every six months must continue during orthodontic treatment. Avoid foods that may damage appliances. A healthy and nutritional diet will aid in providing essential nutrients to bones and tissue as they undergo changes to achieve the best possible results from orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Shammaa has integrated the most advanced technology available in orthodontics into his practice including digital X-ray technology, computer-enhanced treatment planning and digital scanner. Your orthodontic treatment will be based on your individualized treatment plan developed by Dr. Shammaa.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique look.
Clarity braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Made from a hard ceramic material, these braces won’t stain or discolor. And perhaps best of all is the self-confidence that comes from wearing clarity braces that look as good as they perform.
Clear appliances (such as Invisalign) use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing those aligners, unless you tell them! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle.
Incognito braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth, and therefore the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.