Braces in St. Louis at Dougherty Orthodontics

Dougherty Orthodontics in St. Louis, led by our skilled orthodontic team, is a premier destination for braces and comprehensive orthodontic care. Our practice is committed to providing personalized and effective treatment options, ensuring every patient achieves a beautiful and healthy smile.

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Our Braces Options: Metal and Clear

At Dougherty Orthodontics, we offer both traditional metal braces and modern clear braces, catering to diverse orthodontic needs and preferences.

The Evolution of Metal Braces

Metal braces have been the foundation of orthodontic treatment for decades, and their evolution is a testament to their effectiveness. Today's metal braces are more advanced than ever, offering greater comfort and efficiency. They are smaller, less noticeable, and designed to move teeth into the desired position more effectively. The durability of metal braces makes them an ideal choice for patients of all ages, especially those with complex orthodontic issues. At Dougherty Orthodontics, we utilize the latest advancements in metal braces technology, ensuring our patients receive the most efficient and comfortable treatment experience.

The Appeal of Clear Braces

Clear braces are an innovative alternative to traditional metal braces, offering an aesthetic solution without compromising on effectiveness. These braces are particularly popular among teenagers and adults who are conscious about the visibility of their orthodontic treatment. Made from ceramic or clear materials, clear braces blend in with the natural color of your teeth, making them far less noticeable. They work in the same way as metal braces, using brackets and wires to gradually move teeth into place. However, the clear materials make them a subtler choice, providing an ideal balance between discretion and efficiency. At Dougherty Orthodontics, we recommend clear braces to patients who seek a less visible form of treatment but require the comprehensive correction that braces provide.

Your Orthodontic Journey

Embarking on your orthodontic journey with Dougherty Orthodontics begins with a free consultation. During this initial visit, our team will conduct a thorough examination, which may include x-rays and digital scans, to determine the best course of treatment. We discuss all available options, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with your treatment plan. Once you decide to proceed, we'll guide you through every step of the process, from fitting your braces to adjusting them throughout your treatment. Our goal is to make your orthodontic experience as smooth and effective as possible, leading to a beautiful, healthy smile.

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Choose Your Path to a Perfect Smile

At Dougherty Orthodontics in St. Louis, your care and satisfaction are our top priorities, regardless of which treatment option you choose. Whether you opt for traditional metal braces or the discretion of clear braces, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards a confident, radiant smile.