Treatment Types/Options

Children & Teens

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all kids have an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. Not all children need treatment at this age. An early screening allows us to evaluate certain growth discrepancies and potential crowding issues that may become a problem later. If treatment is recommended at this time, it is called PHASE 1, or early braces.

Many parents become confused when a child needs braces. This confusion occurs as some children need braces at 7, while others not until 13. We would love to provide a free consultation to determine the best plan for your child. If a Phase 1 treatment is recommended, we will carefully weigh all factors and discuss the most appropriate timing.

We focus on efficient and fast treatment. By timing treatment correctly, we can significantly reduce the amount of time in treatment. We promise that every treatment is thoughtfully planned and prepared specific to your child as they are unique, opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach that many offices use. Our doctors have children of their own and only recommend to you what they would do for their own children.

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Self-Ligating Braces

At Braces U Orthodontics, we use a very unique bracket system for our full treatments. These braces allow the wire to be engaged without rubber ties allowing teeth to move more efficiently and comfortably. The biggest benefit of these braces is that by using them, we can eliminate many visits, as we don’t need to “tighten” the rubber ties every month.

With self-ligating braces, the wire closes into the brace allowing constant tooth movement. This means you only have to come in when the wire is ready to be changed (every 8 – 10 weeks instead of every 4 – 6).

We know you are busy, and that is why all of our patients LOVE these braces that allow us to create a beautiful smile in fewer visits!

For more information, check out the Damon Braces and Ortho Classic websites.


According to a recent survey conducted by online dating site, the #1 qualifier both men and women judge one another on is teeth. Research has long shown that a glowing smile is a confident smile.

Let’s face it. The better you feel about your looks, the better you feel about yourself. Think about it—if you’re self-conscious about your smile, you’re not going to feel very good about interacting with others. When you smile, people are more likely to perceive you as more sociable, intelligent, and trustworthy. Here are a few options that will be discussed at your personalized free consultation.

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Braces U Orthodontics is a preferred provider with Invisalign. This aligner system is ideal for adults or teens that would prefer to not wear braces.

Braces Lite

Braces Lite is a limited treatment option allowing your front teeth to be straightened in as little as 3 – 6 months.

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This FDA-approved technology uses a light vibration to help move your teeth into the desired positions up to 50% faster than orthodontics alone. Get out of your braces faster! Contact us today and ask us about using AcceleDent in conjunction with your orthodontic treatment.


Sleep disturbances can have a significant impact on your overall health as well as create an annoying environment for your partner. We can customize an easy-to-wear oral appliance to eliminate snoring by positioning your jaw forward while you sleep. Not only will it make your sleep partner happy, but you will also feel rejuvenated as you get a better sleep.