About Orthodontics

At Redd Orthodontics, we understand how valuable a smile is, but most importantly, we know the happiness that feeling confident about your smile brings. Don't hold yourself back! If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with orthodontics will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

Once you have completed your treatment with Dr. Redd, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of, and the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our entire staff is committed to making sure that you receive the quality care, and the smile, that you deserve.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

The days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth, are days of the past. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!

Duration of Treatment

Not everyone's treatment time is the same because Dr. Redd puts a customizable treatment plan together that is specially tailored to you and your mouth. On average, treatment can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in your unique treatment plan is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

Before beginning your orthodontic care in our office, Dr. Redd will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your customizable treatment plan may take. Please contact our practice to schedule a free consultation and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.