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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the art and science of straightening teeth and correcting bites. You no longer have to live with crowded teeth or a smile you are not proud of

Dr. Gerhardt is a general dentist who can straighten your teeth at a financial saving over going to an Orthodontic specialist.  After dental school, Dr. Gerhardt attended a 2-years, continuing education in orthodontics sponsored by the Academy of Gp Orthodontics.  Dr. Gerhardt later became an orthodontic instructor for the academy. He has been straightening teeth for over 20 years and has been an instructor for over 17 years.

Braces

Braces are normally the best way to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. At Advanced Family Dentistry, we use one of these bracket systems.

Tip-Edge brackets
Also known as light wire technique.  This bracket system uses less force to move teeth than traditional straight wire brackets plus no need for things like headgear and additional appliances.

Traditional straight wire brackets
Great for simple alignments and limited cases such as aligning front teeth only.

TNL Brackets
This is a new bracket system.  It is a hybrid system combining ideas from tip-edge and straight wire.

Metal brackets
Both tip-edge and traditional straight wire come in metal or ceramic (clear brackets).  Metal brackets are less expensive and tend to move teeth faster.

Ceramic (clear) brackets
If you do not want your braces to be so noticeable, ceramic brackets might be right for you.  Tooth-colored wires are also available

Clear Braces | Advanced Family Dentistry | Dentist in Cedar Park TX

Clear Tip-Edge Brackets

Braces | Advanced Family Dentistry | Dentist in Cedar Park TX

Clear Correct

Clear aligners to straighten teeth. Clear aligners are removable and almost invisible.   
Clear aligners are:

  • Only good for very minor tooth movement.
  • Slow as compared to braces.
  • Expensive as compared to braces.
  • Results are normally not as good as braces.

Active retainers

For minor tooth movement, active retainers can be made to straighten teeth. Retainers are less expensive than braces or aligners, but they are slow and results are not as good as brackets.