Orthodontics move teeth by using the careful manipulation of force to guide them into new and improved positions. A light, constant force applied to the teeth moves them in a predictable manner and direction, and this is important because it’s how we’re able to track and direct the process. With braces, this force is applied to the teeth through the small brackets attached to the crowns of the teeth, through which arch wires pass and apply controlled force. Teeth can also be moved using removable orthodontic appliances, such as the clear aligners that are a part of the Invisalign system.
In our continuous effort to provide the best in orthodontic treatment for our patients, Kotteman Orthodontics is proud to offer accelerated treatment options such as Propel Excellerator, Propel VPro5, AcceleDent, and Orthopulse by Biolux. This exciting technology that can fast track your orthodontic treatment, allowing most patients to finish in about half the usual time. While each patient varies, many patients can now have their orthodontic treatment completed in just months instead of years!