options to straighten your smile
braces at foote orthodontics
Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, even headaches and TMJ/TMD pain. Thankfully braces can correct a wide range of alignment problems—including crowding, extra spacing, underbites, and deep bites. In addition to the therapeutic effects of braces, orthodontics at any stage of life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self esteem. Properly aligned teeth are healthier, easier to clean, and therefore more likely to last throughout a patient’s lifetime.
We utilize state-of-the-art techniques and appliances to greatly reduce levels of discomfort and decrease frequency of visits. Some patients will even experience a shorter treatment time. We offer several options to help achieve your perfect smile: traditional metal (stainless steel) braces, translucent (ceramic) braces, or Invisalign.
quick, subtle treatment
Foote Orthodontics is a Diamond Plus Invisalign provider, certified by Align Technology, which means you won’t find a more experienced team in the Main Line area. Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. The aligners are virtually invisible, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. Young children, teens and adults are all great candidates for Invisalign.
advanced treatment for more severe cases
stainless steel and ceramic braces
Invisalign is a great option for some patients who require minor changes in their smiles. However, for those with more severe cases of crowding and crooked teeth, traditional braces with metal or ceramic brackets are the most effective choice.
Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than you might expect! We also have a rainbow of colors you can put on your braces to make them unique to your own personality.
Ceramic braces are worn on the front of the teeth just like traditional stainless steel braces, and work in the exact same way. Unlike their metal counterparts though, they blend in with the color of your teeth for a much less noticeable appearance, making them a great choice for adults.