Braces and Advanced Indirect Bonding

At Wardlaw Orthodontics, we are constantly striving to provide orthodontic care that is efficient, effective and comfortable. One of our systems that sets us apart from other orthodontic practices is our use of the “Indirect Bonding” method of applying braces to the teeth. This method, used by only 20% of orthodontists in the country, allows us to attain a beautiful orthodontic result in less time and with fewer visits necessary.
Much of the work placing your braces is done on a model of your teeth before your placement appointment. Dr. Wardlaw measures and marks where the braces are to be placed on the model. The braces are then precisely placed and a clear tray is fabricated to transfer them to your teeth at the placement appointment. This system is more accurate than traditional placement, plus it makes the process easier and more comfortable for you!
We offer traditional metal braces as well as ceramic braces, and we always choose smaller, more comfortable, and less invasive brackets to make your orthodontic experience as smooth as possible.
Dr. Wardlaw talking to braces patient's parent

“Clearly Different” Ceramic Braces

We are proud to offer Ceramic braces! These brackets are small, smooth, and rounded, enhancing patient comfort. They are made of ceramic, and translucent in appearance, making them less noticeable as well. Braces no longer have to stand out in order to deliver a beautiful result!
Patient chooses her braces band color

We Welcome Patients of All Ages

Wardlaw Orthodontics treats patients of all ages. We offer braces and other orthodontic treatments to adults and children alike, and will always tailor the treatment plan to the individual! For example, many adult patients choose more discreet treatment options, like Invisalign™ or Ceramic brackets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have a dental referral?
A referral is not required! Many of our patients are referred by their general dentists, but we are more than happy to schedule a consult for you without receiving a referral.
Do I still need to see my family dentist?
Yes! Please continue to visit your general dentist for cleanings and check ups every 6 months. Think of us as an addition to your dental care team, not a replacement for your dentist!
When should my child get their first consult?
We follow the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists and suggest that children come see us by age 7. At that point, we can determine if early treatment is needed.
Will treatment hurt?
We make your experience with braces or other orthodontic appliances as comfortable as possible, but you may experience some soreness as your teeth move! Medications such as Advil or Tylenol will ease the discomfort, and you will adjust quickly. Most patients experience minimal discomfort.
How long will it take to complete treatment?
Treatment time depends on each patient’s specific needs. In general, treatment times range from 8 months to 30 months, and “average” treatment is about 18 – 24 months. You may have one or two “phases” of treatment with breaks in between. We’ll go over the specifics of your treatment plan after your consultation.
Why should I choose an orthodontic specialist?
Orthodontic specialists have extensive and specialized training that enables us to provide patients with professional, personalized treatment plans. Orthodontic treatment can affect permanent change to your mouth and facial features, so it’s very important to choose an experienced professional.