Bands are metal tooth rings that go around the back molars and serve as anchors for the braces. They have hooks on them so that elastics can be worn.
The process of attaching brackets to your teeth using a special safe adhesive.
Brackets are the small metal or ceramic modules that are attached to each tooth. They serve as guides to move the teeth and hold the archwire in place.
An x-ray of the head that shows if your teeth are aligned and growing properly within the jaws.
A stretchable elastic chain that connects on the archwire, usually used to close spaces between the teeth.
A meeting with your orthodontist where your treatment plan is discussed.
The process of removing cemented orthodontic brackets from your teeth.
A small rubber band that is hooked between different points on your appliance to provide gentle, continuous pressure to move your teeth and/or jaws to their new positions. We offer regular or neon colors.
Extractions of impacted or problematic teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Fixed retainers consist of a metal wire bonded to the back of the teeth. Fixed retainers can stay in place indefinitely.
The first step in making a model of your teeth. You bite into a container filled with a rubber-type material. That material hardens to produce a mold of your teeth.
Orthodontic treatment that is usually done between the ages of 7 and 10. The objective of interceptive or early orthodontic treatment is to provide orthopedic intervention, so that later orthodontic treatment is less complex.
Interproximal reduction (IPR) is the removal of small amounts of outer enamel tooth surface between two adjacent teeth. It is a means to acquire additional space to create ideal tooth alignment. Alternative names include: slenderizing, stripping, enamel reduction, and reproximation.
The process of attaching an archwire to the brackets on your teeth.
A device that protects your mouth from injury when you participate in sports or rigorous activities.
Effective brushing and flossing is one of the most critical actions needed from patients during braces. Regular visits to the general dentist for examination and cleaning are also essential. The results of inadequate oral hygiene include decalcification (white spots/marks), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and periodontal disease (inflammation leading to bone loss).
An evaluation of your progress where your wires may be changed to keep your treatment on track and moving forward.
These records, which include cephalometric and panoramic x-rays, digital photos and study models, help your orthodontist determine what treatment needs to be done.
Adjacent to the roof of the mouth.
An X-ray taken by a machine that rotates around your head to give your orthodontist a picture of your teeth, jaws, and other important information.
An appliance that is worn after your braces are removed. The retainer attaches to your upper and/or lower teeth to hold them in place. Some retainers are removable, and others are bonded to the teeth.
A small rubber ring that creates space between your teeth before the bands are attached.
Orthognathic surgery is surgery performed on the bones of the jaws to change their positions. It may be considered for functional, cosmetic, or health reasons. It is surgery commonly performed on the jaws in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, which straightens the teeth.
Two phase orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. The major advantage of a two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.
A clear wax used to prevent your braces from irritating your lips or cheeks when your braces are first put on, or as needed. Wax works best when the irritating area is dried well first and then, embedded totally within the pea-sized or grape-sized ball of wax.
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We believe each patient deserves personalized attention, a complete understanding of your treatment decisions, and the best orthodontic care available.
“I chose to study orthodontics because of the powerful impact a person's smile can have on their self-esteem.”
Please take a moment to view many of our extremely satisfied patients. We look forward to seeing your smile join our group of exceptional patients.
We have several payment plans to suit different budgets. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.
I highly recommend Caponera Orthodontics. Dr. Caponera and staff are not only professional; they are attentive, compassionate, thorough and patient. My daughter's orthodontic work is impeccable and she has the beautiful smile to prove it!Gwen Barnick
I had my braces on for a little over 2 years and I couldn't be happier with my results! They're super friendly and worked with me even though I was away for school. Extremely professional but makes you feel like family. Thank you for my new smile!Ayanna-Mone Arnold
Dr. Caponera is the BEST around. My teeth had a lot of spacing, before going to Dr. Caponera, but after 2 years of braces my teeth now look great! Dr. Caponera worked so that I would have my braces removed just in time for Christmas and I really appreciate that. The staff are all friendly and a pleasure to talk with, making each visit enjoyable.Neomaru Anderson
I always have a great experience at Dr. Caponera's office. Dr. Caponera is incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and personable. I'm so happy with how he fixed my teeth before my wedding. His office is very clean, and the staff are accommodating with scheduling appointments, and even offer some days with later appointment times.Allison Dauer
Dr. Caponera is Awesome! I had the best experience with his office. I had no problems scheduling appointments, especially those emergencies. Did I mention my under-bite that has been transformed to a new, beautiful, perfectly aligned smile that I get complimented on constantly? Well, I just did!Dionne Reid
Dr. Caponera and the girls in his office are the most professional and helpful doctors office I have ever been to. I'm not easy to please but this office has always been on time, polite, clean and knowledgeable. Both of my kids have gone here and the work, the attention to detail is the best I have ever seen.Yaniv Offir