Braces for all Ages
At Cochran Orthodontics, we believe that having a beautiful and healthy smile has no age limit. Having a great smile has a fantastic impact throughout your life, boosting your confidence, helping you make the right impression and opening doors. A new smile at Cochran Orthodontics is about more than straight teeth; we create a smile to enhance the beauty of your face.
Dr. Cochran and his team will create a personalized profile by analyzing your smile, creating a plan for the teeth movement, all with optimizing your appearance as our end goal. No matter your age, Cochran Orthodontics uses the latest orthodontic technology, including SureSmile and Invisalign to give you a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. We have a passion for what we do, and it shows in our work.
How do braces straighten misaligned or crooked teeth?
With the use of braces, your teeth are gently but continuously placed under slight pressure, which moves them into their proper positions over time. During your orthodontic treatment, your braces are at work every moment of the day.
The two main components of traditional braces are the main archwire connecting the brackets, and the brackets placed on your teeth. The archwire bends to reflect your ideal teeth position, and it shows the way your teeth will align once your treatment has been completed. The brackets are pieces of shaped ceramic or metal that are affixed to each of your teeth.
Cochran Orthodontics Offers Various Types of Braces
Traditional metal braces
Metal or traditional braces have been the most common type of braces in the past, and have been used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to correct misaligned or crooked teeth. Nowadays, the braces technology has significantly advanced, and new braces are made out of high-grade stainless steel, with its archwire and brackets aligning and straightening teeth. At Cochran Orthodontics, we use the latest braces, meaning that they are more comfortable, smaller and therefore more discreet and attractive.
SureSmile braces use computerized technology to place and adjust braces. We scan your teeth which we then translate into an automated model of your teeth and bite. This image is used to fabricate your braces, which are specially designed to move your teeth to their optimal position.
Invisalign is a series of removable and clear aligners which are custom made using 3D computer imaging. They are designed to apply gentle pressure on your teeth in order to move them to their optimal position. You replace the aligners every few weeks as each one is slightly different from the other, which ensures that your teeth are perfectly straightened over time.
Invisalign can be used as a treatment to fix overbite or underbite issues, correct crowding teeth and straighten your teeth. This procedure is available for teenagers and adults and is a fantastic option for patients that want a more discreet option.
To find out if any of our brace options are right for you or a family member, please contact our team at 210.874.2508 or fill in the form on our website to schedule an initial visit and consultation with Dr. Cochran and his team.