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Types of braces

An option for every smile

Whether you want clear aligners or prefer a traditional braces method, OSOLC offers top-of-the-line treatment options for patients of all ages. Our specialist orthodontist prescribes the treatment and utilizes the latest technologies to create a customized treatment with movement specific to YOU. Something as important as your smile deserves to be treated by someone with a lot of experience! Get this: OSOLC has successfully treated thousands of teens and adults in Lake County. Takeaway: You’re in the right place.

How do braces work?

Braces utilize brackets and wires held in place by small elastic bands to move teeth. They are durable and often colorful: the elastic bands can be changed at every adjustment for a different look. Braces require regular appointments at our practice at about every 6-12 weeks along with weekly Dental Monitoring scans at home.

How do braces work?

Types of braces we offer

Traditional metal braces

Braces work by straightening your smile through the use of metal brackets and archwires held in place by small elastic bands. The small, metal brackets are attached to the surface of your teeth with the archwire connecting them.

Aligner Treatment

Thanks to Invisalign® treatment, you can enjoy a fully transparent smile solution. This treatment option uses a series of clear removable aligners that straighten your teeth comfortably and accurately.

LightForce® braces

LightForce offers treatment that is as unique as a fingerprint and we’re excited to be able to recommend LightForce brackets for many of our patients, including both teens and adults with a variety of orthodontic needs.

These 3D-printed braces that are completely customized to fit your teeth perfectly, which means an efficient, more discreet, and more comfortable treatment from start to finish.

Types of braces we offer
Types of Braces

What to expect with Braces:

  • Consultation: During the free consultation, our orthodontist will examine you or your child’s teeth and prescribe a personalized treatment plan. We will present affordable payment options and we will work with you to create a customized payment plan that fits your budget.
  • Customization: Should you decide to start treatment, we will begin by taking digital scans of you or your child’s teeth to develop a customized treatment plan by our orthodontic specialist.
  • Treatment start and process: Start to finish can last anywhere from 10-24 months. Most people want a beautiful smile, and while that’s certainly our goal for you, a healthy, stable bite is of equal importance. We all have just one set of permanent teeth to last us a lifetime! We want your teeth to be the best they can be for your overall health and wellness, and we’re here to help you achieve the best. Remember to schedule your routine checkups with your family dentist. It is recommended that you continue to visit the dentist every six months, even while wearing braces.
  • Treatment maintenance: Once we’ve achieved your simply spectacular smile! We will remove the braces and make custom retainers. A clear, removable upper retainer worn 10-12 hours at night and a lower bonded retainer to the back of the six lower front teeth, making it impossible for others to see.
What to expect with Braces:

Dental Monitoring with Braces

Braces treatment with Dental Monitoring lets you send us a weekly smile scan from home that allows our doctors to view and assess your treatment progress, appliance placement, oral hygiene and wire activity.

With this revolutionary technology, our orthodontist can track and see your treatment progress. We see you weekly virtually which means far fewer in-office appointments!

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Dental Monitoring with Braces

iTero Scanner

The iTero Digital Scanner is a small wand-like device that helps us capture precise 3D images by taking thousands of images of the teeth and gums within three minutes. This allows us to make prescriptions fully customizable to your smile using the accurate images of the scanner.

iTero Scanner

i-Cat Imaging

The i-CAT® Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System gives us high-quality images of you or your child's teeth, jaws, jaw joints, and supporting bone which is instrumental for diagnosing, evaluating and planning treatment. One of the many advantages of 3D cone beam technology is that it provides us with a view of the mouth and supporting structures that is more comprehensive than that provided by digital X-rays, with less exposure than traditional X-rays.

i-Cat Imaging

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