- Two Phases of Braces
- Damon® Orthodontic System
- Surgical Orthodontics
- TMJ Treatment
- Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Adult Treatments
- Accelerated Treatment(AcceleDent)
If your child has crowding or too much spacing in between teeth or a misaligned bite, Dr. Burson may recommend an orthodontic treatment plan. There are two phases of orthodontic treatment. Not all patients require both phases.
Phase I Treatment
Phase I Treatment is an interceptive orthodontic treatment that is done before the permanent teeth erupt. This treatment, which includes expansion,partial braces, or an active retainer, usually occurs between the ages of six and ten. Phase I Treatment is used to make room for the eruption of permanent teeth and to improve the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. If one of the jaws is growing too much or not enough, Phase I Treatment can help. It can prevent dental trauma, the future removal of permanent teeth, or jaw surgery.
Phase II Treatment
Phase II Treatment is performed to position all of the permanent teeth in their ideal positions and to maximize their appearance and function. Phase II Treatment is usually accomplished with full braces or Invisalign and takes between 12 and 18 months to complete. If Phase I Treatment was utilized, Phase II Treatment requires less patient participation, often eliminates permanent tooth extraction, and reduces the time spent in braces. We invite you to contact Burson Orthodontics today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist.
We invite you to contact Orthodontics by Dr. Burson today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist.
Our orthodontist can make your straightening treatment shorter when she uses the self-ligating Damon orthodontic system. You can have fewer appointments with Dr. Burson and a more comfortable treatment when she utilizes these advanced braces. Schedule an appointment at Burson Orthodontics if you want more information on the Damon System.
Damon braces are a self-ligating orthodontic system which doesn’t require elastic ties. Instead, they use a special slide that guides theteeth into their new position. Because these slides reduce the amount of pressure on a tooth, Damon is faster than most traditional orthodontic systems and requires fewer adjustment. With Damon braces, you can experience healthier, more comfortable tooth movement with results that last for life.The Damon approach
Damon braces take a revolutionary approach to straightening your smile. Some unique aspects of the Damon system include the following:
- Technology: These self-ligating braces shift teeth with passive movement without using elastic or metal ties. This means that you can have a straightening treatment without tightening your braces.
- Treatment Time: Damon Smile is convenient and hassle-free because its treatment is not only shorter than conventional braces systems, but it also requires fewer appointment.
- Comfort: Though Damon is faster than traditional braces, its gentle forces are more comfortable for patients. The light, titanium, shape-memory wires use low-friction forces to shift teeth.
- Convenience: Damon doesn’t use ties, which makes it more discreet, comfortable, and easy to clean. Additionally, the Damon systems comes in clear brackets that blend in with your smile.
To learn more about the many benefits of Damon braces, call our office today.
You can visit Burson Orthodontics to see if you are a candidate for clear, removable aligners or Invisalign. Dr. Burson provides this straightening system because it is discreet, comfortable, and a great braces alternative for adults. Call our friendly receptionist today if you would like a complimentary exam and to learn more about the Invisalign system at Burson Orthodontics.
If braces alone cannot repair your malocclusion problems, then Dr. Burson may recommend orthognathic surgery in conjunction with your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Burson works with your Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon to move your teeth and jaw into a healthy position. The Oral Surgeon does the procedure to align the jaws and then Dr. Burson provides the braces to align the teeth and fine tune the bite after your surgery.
When do we use surgical orthodontics?
A typical use for surgical orthodontics is to treat adults whose jaws dont line up, a problem that cannot be fixed with braces alone. This procedure is only recommended if the jaw has stopped growing, which typically happens by age 16 in women and age 18 in men.
How does orthognathic surgery work?
This treatment usually takes place in a hospital or outpatient setting. It may last for several hours (depending on the case) and it is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. For this major operation, you will need a two-week resting period away from work and school. After your jaw has healed, we can begin to complete orthodontic treatment with braces.
What are risks associated with orthognathic surgery?
All major surgical procedures are accompanied with some risk, but since this one has been in practice for some time, the risks are minimal. However, if you still feel concerned about your upcoming treatment, please call our office. Dr. Burson will be happy to answer your questions and put you at ease
What are the benefits of orthognathic surgery?
This procedure helps to improve the health of your teeth and jaw bone. It will not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but also your facial structures.
If you want to learn more about our surgical orthodontics, then please contact our office today.
Patients suffering from jaw pain can find relief when they visit our Burson Orthodontics for TMJ treatment. Dr. Stacee Burson will customize a treatment plan for you that could include an oral appliance or other procedures which can help to reduce jaw strain and repair injury.
You may have noticed that our doctor specializes in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. While most people have heard of orthodontics, many are puzzled by the dentofacial orthopedics portion of the title. We can explain!
Every orthodontist starts out in dental school. Upon completion of dental school, some graduates immediately go into practice as dentists. Others choose to pursue a dental specialty, which requires additional schooling during a two- to three-year residency program. Nine specialties are sanctioned by the American Dental Association. Some you are likely familiar with are Pediatric Dentistry (dentistry for children), Periodontics (dentistry focusing on the gums), and Oral Surgery.
One of the nine specialties is Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. You probably know that an orthodontist straightens teeth. Indeed, ortho comes from the Greek for straight or correct, and dontic from the Greek for teeth. But what about dentofacial orthopedics? Dentofacial is teeth plus face, while ortho again means straight, and pedic is from the Greek for child.
Essentially, orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, and dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. In both cases, appliances are frequently used the more familiar braces for orthodontics, and other specialized appliances, like headgear and expanders, depending on what facial abnormalities are present.
Sometimes, orthopedic treatment may precede conventional braces, but often the two are applied at the same time. So if your child gets braces and headgear, hes undergoing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics!
With skills in both areas, Dr. Burson can diagnose any misalignments in the teeth, jaw, and facial structure, and can devise a treatment plan that integrates both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments.
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If your teeth are crowded or crooked, Dr. Stacee Burson may recommend adult orthodontics in Texarkana, Texas. At Orthodontics by Dr. Burson, we offer aesthetic options as well as traditional braces. We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist.
At Orthodontics by Dr. Burson, we are dedicated to utilizing the latest techniques and technology to ensure that your orthodontic treatment is as comfortable and efficient as possible. Dr. Stacee Burson is pleased to use AcceleDent® technology to accelerate your orthodontic treatment. To find out whether you are a good candidate for accelerated braces with AcceleDent in Texarkana, Texas, we encourage you to contact our office today and schedule your consultation with our orthodontist.