Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Understanding your orthodontic treatment options is the first step in helping you decide which will work best for your case. Our team at Decatur Orthodontics is here to make things easier for you by breaking down our care options and what you should consider when making your choice. Read on to learn the next steps of your smile journey!


Available Treatments at Decatur Orthodontics

We are proud to provide many options for our patients to choose from. During your free consultation, Dr. Francis will go through each one and answer any questions you may have about which will be most effective.

LightForce Clear Braces

An alternative to traditional options, LightForce braces are a customized 3-D printed appliance designed just for you. The brackets are made of invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material, providing an aesthetic appearance for patients seeking subtle treatment. They work to move your teeth in the right direction with fewer adjustments and appointments throughout your time with us. 

With the help of advanced digital scans, Dr. Francis can even show you a model of how your teeth will shift and can make slight adjustments during the planning stage to ensure efficient movement. 


Decatur Orthodontics proudly provides state-of-the-art Invisalign as another treatment option. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made plastic trays to gently push your teeth in the correct direction. They must be switched out every two weeks to allow them to reach the final alignment. Our team can predict precisely how your teeth will shift during treatment and make minute changes to each tray as necessary. 

We offer this treatment to both teens and adults looking to improve their smiles. For teens interested in this treatment, Invisalign for teens includes a tiny blue dot that keeps track of how long you wear your trays, helping us keep you on schedule with your treatment and reminding you to wear it when necessary.

Brava Hidden Braces

Brava Hidden Braces, another invisible treatment option, is a revolutionary new way to achieve a straighter smile. They work so that each tooth moves independently of the other while still providing a unified result. This customized appliance sits behind your teeth without disrupting your smile or speech throughout treatment and will sit comfortably as they are made specifically for your teeth. Brava hidden braces can transform the smiles of patients of all ages! 

Not only does Brava stay hidden, but you also won’t have to worry about taking any extra steps to keep your teeth and gums clean during your dental hygiene routine. They are great for fixing mild to moderate issues so you can maintain your everyday lifestyle and enjoy their aesthetics.


Come In For a Free Consultation

When you visit Decatur Orthodontics for the first time, we will provide you with a free consultation to learn more about your orthodontic needs, what can be done to reach your goals, and what makes our friendly office an incredible choice for care. During this commitment-free appointment, Dr. Francis and our team will take digital impressions of your teeth, capture x-rays, and review past dental and health records. 

With this information in mind, Dr. Francis will talk you through your options and provide his expert recommendation for what treatment will work most effectively and efficiently to accomplish the work that needs to be done. This is a perfect time to ask questions and let us know about any concerns and aesthetic choices you are interested in.


Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Considering Your Choices

Aesthetics and Lifestyle

While the smile you are working toward will surely boost your confidence, we want to make sure you feel great about your appliance choice throughout treatment as well! Whether you are a student attending your first appointment or a professional looking to start treatment as an adult, Decatur Orthodontics has choices to consider. Our team understands the importance of listening to your needs and desires.

Dr. Francis can help you find the appliance that best suits your needs and matches your lifestyle and aesthetic desires so your care remains a comfortable experience.

Cost and Budget

Our team at Decatur Orthodontics understands financing treatment can be stressful, but we promise to provide our community with high-quality care within a reasonable budget. We offer in-house monthly payment plans, accept most PPO plans, and will happily file your claim to help maximize your benefits. Our treatment coordinator will go through a complete breakdown of estimated costs during your first appointment with us, so no surprises await you later. 

Severity of Dental Issues

Some patients will have more flexibility with their appliance choice if they have mild to moderate orthodontic issues, as opposed to more severe ones. While the appliance you prefer can likely complete the work, some options may be more effective and efficient than others. For example, Invisalign is a popular aesthetic choice, though Dr. Francis might have a specific recommendation in mind for extreme bite issues. Our team can walk you through the pros and cons of each and answer any specific concerns.


Why Take Advantage of Orthodontic Treatment?

So many benefits come with straightening out your smile, including having a grin you are proud to show off to others! A beautiful smile comes across as trusting and kind, positively affecting both professional and personal relationships. Patients are more likely to put themselves out there and become happier people for it.

Along with a new smile, overall health benefits additionally follow orthodontic treatment. You can enjoy a much easier time chewing and enjoying new foods you have never tried before, leading to a smoother digestion process. It also allows for easier everyday oral hygiene as the hard-to-reach areas of your teeth go away, thus reducing your chances of common dental complications like tooth decay and bacteria buildup.

Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Your Dream Smile Starts Here!

Dr. Francis and the rest of the Decatur Orthodontics team strive to make your experience with us as comfortable and easy as possible! We provide free consultations to the community of Decatur and all those surrounding it. If you feel ready to begin your smile journey, schedule yours today. We can’t wait to help you get started!