Types of Orthodontic Treatment

Dental technology is improving all the time and you’ll always get the most comfortable and effective treatments at Decatur Orthodontics.

Dr. Oral Francis and the team at Decatur Orthodontics are dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date treatment options available.

Straightening Your Smile

Dr. Francis can successfully treat many dental issues for your child or yourself.

By pairing state-of-the-art technology with our understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, Dr. Francis can successfully treat many dental issues, like:

  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Metal Braces & More

Most patients we treat at Decatur Orthodontics choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth.

Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, but you have other options, too.

After your first free consultation, Dr. Francis will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.

Fixed vs. Removable Appliances

At Decatur Orthodontics, we believe patients should be educated when it comes to their treatment.

It’s important to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances. Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to your teeth and aren’t taken off until you complete your treatment.

Removable appliances, like Invisalign’s aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.

Besides the obvious differences, Dr. Francis uses Invisalign aligners to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems.

At Decatur Orthodontics, we generally use fixed appliances for comprehensive and serious and treatment.