Drs. Ross and Laura Pulver are up-to-date on the latest in orthodontic treatment. From esthetic options like self-ligating Rhodium braces and Invisalign to digital scanners and 3D printing, you can get cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment that'll lead to your best smile in the shortest time. Drs. Ross and Laura Pulver have a thorough understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws. They are able to successfully treat many dental issues, such as:
Self-ligating rhodium braces
Braces have been traditionally the most common approach to orthodontic treatment. With improvements in design, they are more comfortable than ever before. We use brackets that have a rhodium coating for a completely matte finish to diffuse light and reduce reflection. Our brackets are also self-ligating, meaning that they have a sliding door that eliminates the need for a colored tie around the bracket if a patient chooses. This helps the wire slide more efficiently, creating less friction and allowing for more time between your adjustment appointments. You still have the option of adding colors for a more unique and colorful smile if you’d like!
Unlike traditional braces, this form of orthodontic treatment does not rely on a system of brackets and wires. The Invisalign system is made up of a series of fully customized, clear trays called aligners that are nearly invisible and completely removable. Their soft plastic also means no friction or abrasions inside the mouth, so they provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience. When worn the recommended 20-22 hours per day, and changed out weekly as prescribed, these aligners will gradually move your teeth into the desired positions.
A major benefit of receiving orthodontic treatment in childhood is that it is possible to take advantage of the body’s growth process. The top jaw develops from two separate halves that do not completely fuse together until sometime after puberty. Before that happens, the two bones can be separated and stabilized over a period of several months with an expander. Although this may sound scary, it's really quite easy — both to do and to tolerate. Sometimes this is necessary to prevent crowding, guide permanent tooth eruption, and/or resolve crossbites.