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-year, continuing education course 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 24 years and has been an instructor for over 20 years.
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.
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.
This is a new bracket system. It is a hybrid system combining ideas from tip-edge and straight wire.
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