Orthodontic Appliances

Orthodontic Appliances

MARA | Thumb & Finger Appliance | Pendulum | Pendex | Facemask | Schwartz | RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander) | Lower Lingual Holding Arch / Band & Loop Space Maintainer | Bionator   MARA (Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance) The Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance (MARA) is suitable for treating class II malocclusions, which are characterized by

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth.Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile. We will work

Retention

Retention

Whether someone had orthodontic treatment or not, the teeth will always have the tendency to shift. This is due to their everyday use while chewing or speeking. There are numerous daily natural forces exerted on the teeth, such as pressure from the tongue and cheeks during swallowing, facial muscle movements and regular human aging process,

ClearCorrect

Invisalign & ClearCorrect

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing; and you can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; and there are no

Types of Braces

Types of Braces

Mini Metal Braces Metal braces are the most common type. Dr. Stefanovic uses the smallest metal braces currently available- “Mini” brackets. They are made of high-grade surgical stainless steel. These metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. Most of our patients who have metal braces, also enjoy “changing their colors” at each office

Adult Treatment

Adult Treatment

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults, including Invisalign®. A new smile can begin today. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically

Glossary

Glossary

archwire A wire engaged in orthodontic attachments, affixed to the crowns of two or more teeth and capable of causing or guiding tooth movement. band (orthodontic) A thin metal ring, usually stainless steel, which serves to secure orthodontic attachments to a tooth. The band, with orthodontic attachments welded or soldered to it, is closely adapted