When you think about orthodontic treatment, you may think of one thing: straight teeth. While Dr. Olsen and our orthodontic team can certainly help you get those beautiful, straight teeth you’re hoping for, getting braces or undergoing orthodontic treatment delivers much, much more.
As an orthodontist, Dr. Olsen has undergone years of additional training in evaluating how—or whether—your teeth and jaw are working properly. His focus is to diagnose, prevent or treat any underlying problems that can affect not only how you look and function today, but for many years down the road. With a customized treatment plan, Dr. Olsen and our team can help to ensure you reduce the likelihood of dental problems down the line.
How Braces and Orthodontic Treatments Work
Whether they are created from metal, ceramics or specialty plastics, braces and orthodontic appliances work using one simple premise: using force to slowly and carefully move teeth and jaws into their correct position. At Olsen Ortho Studio, we choose to utilize the Damon System of braces, which are designed to control the movement of teeth with less pressure, reducing your discomfort. This system has been proven to be remarkably successful with our patients for more than a decade.
How Long Do Orthodontic Treatments Last?
How long you will wear braces, retainers or other orthodontic appliances will vary based on your specific needs. Some of our patients require a two-phase treatment, while others complete their orthodontic treatments in a single phase. It can also depend on how well you take care of your braces and follow our instructions. The better your focus, the better (and potentially shorter) your orthodontic treatment will be.