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Orthodontic Services

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TW Orthodontics provides comprehensive orthodontic services in Selma, Montgomery, Enterprise, and Andalusia, Alabama. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that serves to correct problems with the alignment of the teeth and jaw. Most people’s teeth do not come in perfectly straight. There are various reasons for this from genetics to childhood habits. But when the teeth and bite do not line up properly, it can cause a variety of dental and other health problems.

Orthodontic treatment may include a variety of methods to straighten the teeth and realign the bite, such as braces, oral appliances, and retainers. Length and type of treatment vary from patient to patient based on their individual needs.

Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontic care provides a variety of benefits:

  • Improve current and long-term dental health: Correcting problems with the alignment of the teeth can prevent premature wear, tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.
  • Relieve and prevent jaw discomfort and headaches: A properly aligned bite will prevent unnecessary pressure on the jaw and the temporomandibular joint where your lower jaw attaches to your skull.
  • Improve your smile: Orthodontics straightens your teeth to give you a more appealing smile.
  • Chew more effectively: Orthodontics aligns your teeth and bite properly so that you can more effectively chew your food.
  • Clearer speech: Orthodontic treatment can sometimes correct speech issues that result from misaligned teeth.

Treatments Offered

Two Phase Treatment

For most patients, we recommend two-phase orthodontics. The first phase typically begins around age 7 and involves monitoring and sometimes treatment of your orthodontic issues as they present themselves. The second phase typically takes place during the adolescent or teenage years, most often involving braces or other treatments.

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Traditional Braces

The most common orthodontic treatment is metal or clear ceramic braces. They consist of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the front of the teeth and connected by a wire that shifts the teeth into proper alignment.

More about Metal or Clear Braces

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Invisalign® consists of clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth to shift them into proper alignment. It is virtually invisible, making this a popular choice for adults or teens who want to straighten their teeth discreetly.

More about Invisalign®

3M Clarity™ Aligners

We also offer 3M™ Clarity™ aligners that provide mild to moderate tooth movement resulting in the desired alignment, function, and smile. These aligners are similar to Invisalign® in that they provide a clear, subtle treatment option compared to braces. 

Learn more about 3M Clarity™ Aligners

TMD Treatment

The temporomandibular joint, known as the TMJ for short, can become inflamed, resulting in jaw discomfort and limited mobility. We provide TMD treatment to relieve the symptoms and prevent future flare-ups.

Learn more about TMD Treatment

Retainers

Following any orthodontic treatment, retainers help the teeth maintain their proper positions and are a necessary part of orthodontic care.

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Maxillofacial Surgery

When orthodontic treatment alone is not effective, maxillofacial surgery may be required to change the shape or position of the jaw.

Learn more about Maxillofacial Surgery

Why Choose TW Orthodontics?

We provide quality orthodontic care in a friendly, relaxed environment. TW Orthodontics makes all patients and their families feel welcome. When it comes to treatment, we carefully evaluate the teeth and bite alignment in order to design a customized plan to correct crowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, and any other issues. The final result is a new and improved smile.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the best age to start orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics works best in two phases. We typically recommend that all children have an orthodontic evaluation around the age of 7, which begins phase one. Then phase two, usually involving treatment such as braces, will most likely take place between the ages of 10 and 14 but could be earlier or later depending on each individual patient’s needs.

What makes an orthodontist different from a dentist?

Orthodontics is a specialty within the field of dentistry. Orthodontists must first complete the requirements to become a dentist, then complete additional training and certification to practice orthodontics.

Does dental insurance cover orthodontics?

It depends on your plan, but many dental insurance providers and plans cover orthodontic care. Most orthodontic insurances have a lifetime maximum, which will pay out over the entire course of recommended treatment. Payment options are available for the remaining cost after insurance.

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies based on a variety of factors, including the type of treatment and how long it takes. Braces range anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000, with metal braces coming in at the lower end of the range and clear braces being on the higher end.

Schedule your appointment today. Contact us at any of our 4 convenient locations to get started.

Contact one of our 4 convenient locations to schedule your appointment!
Andalusia Location
403 Western Bypass
Andalusia, AL
Enterprise Location
736 E. Lee Street
Enterprise, AL 36330
Montgomery Location
4635 Woodmere Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36106
Selma Location
107 YMCA Drive
Selma, AL 36701