Imagine a braces treatment that doesn’t use wires or metal brackets; a treatment that is virtually pain-free and doesn’t require you to change your current lifestyle. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces.
Do you need braces, but don’t like the idea of having huge metal brackets and wires on your teeth for such a long time? With In-Ovation braces, you now have an alternative to those traditional metal braces you’re dreading! In-Ovation braces are a new, technologically advanced system that gives you a straight, healthy smile faster, and with fewer office visits. In-Ovation braces are smaller and provide greater comfort, and use less force than other braces.
Orthodontic treatment no longer means having a mouth full of unsightly metal wires and brackets. Radiance self-ligating braces are an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. They are clear, small in size, and customized to fit your teeth and mouth. Radiance braces are safe and effective, and a great option for patients of all ages.
Your smile is uniquely your own, so when you receive orthodontic care, you deserve a treatment that is as unique as you are! Incognito braces are custom-made just for your teeth, and they are invisible! That’s right: Incognito braces are completely unnoticeable. With Incognito, Dr. Sousa is able to reposition your teeth efficiently and effectively, which gives your smile a great, new aesthetic look.
What is dentofacial orthopedics? Many patients wonder what it means when their orthodontist specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. It means that Dr. Sousa has training and experience in working with the management of tooth movement (orthodontics) as well as the guidance of facial growth and development (dentofacial orthopedics), which usually occurs during childhood.
Do you get drowsy easily without any explanation? Have you started snoring loudly or waking up breathless in the middle of the night for no reason? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a condition known as sleep apnea. It affects millions of Americans and can be a serious condition. Sleep apnea can be controlled by working with a sleep specialist who can prescribe safe and effective treatments.
What is TMJ/TMD and why does it matter to you? Temporomandibular disorder is a condition where the joints in your jaw become sore and movement is restricted. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic face and neck pains as well as recurring headaches. These can all be signs of a TMD/TMJ condition that may require treatment.
Orthodontics is designed to reposition and straighten teeth, but surgical orthodontics may be needed in some cases to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw into alignment, which often improves a patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Braces are often worn in conjunction with orthodontic surgery to make sure the teeth stay in the proper position as well.