Your trusted Clovis braces expert
At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional orthodontic care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. We are proud to serve the Clovis community with a range of orthodontic treatments to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Our team is committed to personalized care, taking the time to understand your unique needs and concerns. From your first visit to the final result, we will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that aligns with your goals and lifestyle.
Types of braces
We offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to suit every patient's needs and preferences:
Traditional metal braces are still the most common type of braces used by orthodontists. They consist of high-grade stainless steel and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today's metal braces are more comfortable and fun than ever. You can even choose colored elastics to add a bit of personality to your braces during your treatment.
Our clear, ceramic braces work the same way that traditional metal braces do, but their brackets are made with a clear ceramic material. They're a great option for achieving a brilliant, straight smile, and are popular among older teen and adult patients due to the discretion they offer. However, the brackets on clear braces can be larger and easier to break than metal brackets, so more care may be needed during your treatment.
Getting to know the process
When you choose Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, we want you to feel confident that you're receiving personalized, advanced care. We begin your treatment by collecting digital x-rays, photos, and models of your mouth to create a customized plan that addresses your specific orthodontic needs. We take into account the specific movements that each tooth needs to make in order to achieve the best positioning and will determine the optimal placement of your brackets.
After your braces are attached, we insert a wire that applies pressure to the teeth requiring movement. Through a process called remodeling, the wire gradually moves your teeth into their proper positions by encouraging precise tooth movements. This process also involves minor changes in the bone surrounding your teeth's roots. As your braces apply pressure to your teeth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around their roots. This works together with the wire to create negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed.
Since teeth have a natural tendency to drift back towards their old positions over time, we recommend the regular use of a retainer after your braces are removed. This helps to prevent natural drifting and keep teeth in their new and improved positions.
Your best personal care is our top priority
At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we provide efficient, comfortable care that helps you change both your life and your smile. We focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose orthodontic treatment with our practice, we will create a treatment plan that works with your life.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
We offer a free consultation to all new patients to help determine which orthodontic treatment is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile.