Dr. Wilbur Chow and his team provide the highest quality of treatment to ensure the best outcome for their patients. Our state-of-the-art practice has a warm and friendly atmosphere and offers our patients several treatment programs:
Early interceptive evaluations for children to prevent the development of more severe orthodontic problems in adolescence
Efficient orthodontic care for teens with metal or clear braces, or with the Invisalign Teen™ system
Aesthetically-oriented adult orthodontic care with clear ceramic braces or Invisalign removable aligners
.Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Click here to learn more about Invisalign.