Treatment Options

  • Invisalign/Invisalign Teen (clear aligning trays)
  • Traditional Metal Braces
  • Ceramic (clear) Braces
  • Linqual Braces (hidden braces)
  • Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment, SFOT (accelerated tooth movement).

At your initial visit, you will receive dedicated time with Dr. Forbes to help you decide which treatment option will be best for you or your family member.

Invisalign (clear aligning trays)

This treatment has become a leading means of straightening teeth because of its convenience, flexibility and natural appearance. Invisalign consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners designed for ages 10 and up.   We start the treatment with an ITERO digital impressions.  The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks in the convenience of your own home.  Office visits, are brief and spaced every 6 weeks, or as needed.   Less time in our office and more time for you!

ABOVE: Invisalign Trays

Traditional Metal Braces

These are the traditional metal braces that most people think of when they picture “braces.” These types of braces have come a long way and are smaller and less noticeable than what most adults remember.  They are our least expensive type of braces and the patients have a chance to select colored bands each appointment.  The patient can choose colors to express their favorite school, sports team, holiday or just their favorite colors of the month.

ABOVE: Traditional Metal Braces

Ceramic (clear) Braces

Ceramic braces look just like metal braces but with tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in with the teeth.  Ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces.

ABOVE: Ceramic (clear) Braces

Lingual Braces (hidden braces)

Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the backside of teeth.  That is why linqual braces are often referred to as invisible braces.


ABOVE: Lingual Braces (hidden braces)

Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT)

SFOT is a useful adjunct in promoting the correction of poor tooth alignment especially in adults.  The premise is to enhance the bony environment around the teeth.  This additional volume of bone provides room to move the teeth safely without fear of stripping the gums.