Types of Treatment

Dental technology is always getting better. You’ll always get the most comfortable and effective treatments at Thacker Orthodontics.

Find Your Right Fit

By pairing state-of-the-art technology with our thorough understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, we’re able to successfully treat many dental issues, like:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Impacted teeth

Metal Braces & More

Most patients we treat choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth.

While metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, you have several other options.

After your first free consultation, Dr. Jim Thacker or Dr. MaryEvan Thacker will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.

Fixed Vs. Removable Appliances

It’s important to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances.

Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to your teeth and aren’t taken off until you complete your treatment.

Removable appliances, like Invisalign’s aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.

Aside from the obvious differences, Invisalign aligners are best at treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems.

Fixed appliances are generally needed for more serious and comprehensive treatment.

Invisalign

Invisalign & Invisalign for Teens

Unlike traditional braces, this kind of orthodontic treatment doesn’t rely on a system of metal or ceramic brackets and wires. The Invisalign system is made up of a series of custom clear trays called aligners that are removable and nearly invisible.

Invisalign Invisalign for Teens

Clear Braces

While traditional metal braces remain the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces can be a great choice for some patients. Sometimes known as clear braces, ceramic braces provide a much less noticeable method of treatment.

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Clear Braces
Metal braces

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are a reliable, effective, and economical option that have stood the test of time for over a century.

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