Comprehensive treatment consists of Full Braces and any necessary appliances to fix and align the permanent adult teeth. This treatment usually takes 18-24 months, depending on the severity of the bite. The methods of treatment involve:
Additional appliances vary depending on the case. These may include simple space maintainers or palatal expanders. The overall goal is the same, and this is to straighten the adult teeth and to fix the bite. At the end of Comprehensive Treatment, a retainer will be provided to maintain the results. It is the Retention Phase that is the most challenging phase of all the orthodontic treatment.
* Invisalign does not use additional appliances. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth