Orthodontics Practices

Ready for your perfect, beautiful smile? Orthodonics – with lightweight, comfortable, and cosmetically friendly braces – can get you there and boost your self-confidence as they help straighten your teeth. Escalon Family Dental and Ripon Plaza Dental feature professional doctors and staff with experience to help you enjoy your best smile.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Modern orthodontic appliances are minimal in appearance, comfortable, and can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. You can choose to have removable braces, or brackets that are bonded to your teeth. You can even choose brackets that are clear or metallic, as well as the color of ties holding the wire in brackets. Whatever you choose, the braces slowly guide your teeth to their correct position, leaving your teeth in perfect location for a natural smile.

Length of Treatment
It typically takes between one to three years (or as little as nine months with Invisalign® braces), depending on age and the severity of the problem. Every patient is different, and our professional orthodontists will assess your situation to give you an accurate timeframe.

Invisalign® Certified Provider
Invisalign® is the industry leader in clear, or “invisible,” braces for straightening your teeth. Using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth, you wear each set for about two weeks. Treatment time is usually from nine to 18 months. Benefits include smooth, clear aligners that are comfortable and virtually invisible, you can eat whatever you want, and you can remove them for easy cleaning.