Choose Your Treatment
You’ll find the latest orthodontic treatments at Champlain Orthodontics because we invest in your comfort.
When patients visit us at our offices in Williston and St. Albans, sometimes they're surprised to learn that orthodontic technology gets better all the time. Dr. Ryan, Dr. Eaton and our team understand you want a comfortable, affordable treatment journey that doesn't add unnecessary time.
Take Your Pick
Dr. Ryan and Dr. Eaton use their skill, knowledge and cutting-edge orthodontic technology to treat all kinds of dental issues, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Impacted teeth
Most patients we see at Champlain Orthodontics pick metal braces for their treatment. Traditional metal braces stand the test of time, but did you know you also have other choices?
After your first free consultation, Dr. Ryan and Dr. Eaton will talk to you about which treatment would work best for you based on your unique needs, lifestyle, and smile goals.
Fixed Vs. Removable Appliances
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.
Aside from the obvious differences, Invisalign aligners are best at treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Fixed appliances are generally needed for more serious and comprehensive treatment.
Traditional metal braces are the most widely used type of fixed orthodontic appliance.
Traditional metal braces are a reliable, effective, and economical option that have stood the test of time for over a century.
Though past incarnations have been bulky, awkward, or even painful, today's metal braces are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable to wear than ever before.
While traditional metal braces remain the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces can be a great choice for some patients. Sometimes known as clear braces, ceramic braces provide a much less noticeable method of treatment.
Ceramic braces use the same components as traditional braces, but instead of metal, the brackets on the front side of the teeth are made of see-through ceramic material.
Although the technology behind ceramic braces is constantly improving, they currently do tend to be a little less durable than their metal counterparts and are more likely to break.
Invisalign® & Invisalign for Teens
Unlike traditional braces, this kind of orthodontic treatment doesn’t rely on a system of metal or ceramic brackets and wires. The Invisalign system is made up of a series of custom clear trays called aligners that are removable and nearly invisible.
Their soft plastic also means no friction or abrasions inside the mouth, so they are more comfortable to wear. The aligners are changed out weekly, and when worn the recommended 20-22 hours per day, will gradually move your teeth into the best position for your smile.
As mentioned, Invisalign works best with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, so it may not be the best choice for everyone. At your free consultation, we can find out if Invisalign is right for you.