About Orthodontics

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! Dr. Kuhn wants you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience. Madison Orthodontic Centers is dedicated to making sure you receive the quality care you deserve.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances (commonly known as braces) place a controlled gentle force on individual teeth to move them to the proper position.  Braces consist of brackets and bands and wires which are made of metal, ceramic or plastic.

They are bonded (glued) and attached to the teeth. Additional auxiliary components (for example, removable and fixed appliances, and rubber bands) are often introduced to supplement the braces.

Just because new products, technology, or techniques are introduced does not mean they are better. Dr. Kuhn prefers to use the products, technology, and techniques that offer the greatest opportunity of achieving his treatment goals.

Today’s wires are far less noticeable than in years past, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great time to wear braces!

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between a few months to a few years, depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. But most typical treatments take about 24 months on average.

A big factor in successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are ... the more efficient your treatment will be. Sometimes treatment is offered in multiple phases. 

Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Kuhn will discuss all your options and provide an estimate for how long your treatment may take. Please contact Madison Orthodontic Centers to schedule a complimentary initial exam and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.