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

When your treatment is complete, you can have the smile you have always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! Dr. Brent Rickheim also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and Peach Orthodontics is dedicated to making sure that you receive quality orthodontic care in Post Falls, Idaho.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic or plastic. They may be removable, or they may be bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster and more comfortably. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors, including age, treatment method and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, our orthodontist will discuss all your options and provide an estimate for how long a full treatment may take. Please contact our practice at 208-618-5111 to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.