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Types of Braces: Got Questions?


Dr. David Birdwell is a Board-Certified Orthodontist for aligners and braces in Midtown, OKC, with extensive training in the specialty of straightening teeth.  Even what we call traditional braces are not the same as they were a few years ago.  New types of metals and ceramics, new designs of braces themselves continue to make the predictability of results better. We review new techniques as they become available to continue to provide our patients with the most up to date proven techniques.


Invisalign or aligner treatment allows the teeth to be moved utilizing clear removable aligners. Dr. Birdwell is also among the leading orthodontic specialists in providing Invisalign treatments.  Dr. Birdwell has been involved in the treatment of many hundreds of cases.  He has done extensive continuing education and has spoken to several groups regarding Invisalign care. A computerized optical scan of your teeth is used to generate a series of aligners each worn for a specific time. Almost magically, you can watch your teeth straighten! Many cases that used to require brackets can now be treated predictably with aligners.


INVISABLE or LINGUAL BRACES can be an excellent alternative for those difficult treatments where esthetics is of the utmost importance. Lingual braces are customized braces that are placed on the tongue side of the teeth. This makes them invisible to the public but still as functional and effective as conventional braces. We are highly trained in the use of Lingual appliances and they will be happy to discuss this technique further during your complimentary examination.


Many advances in Orthodontic treatment continue to occur yearly if not monthly. Our promise to you is techniques will be reviewed and assured of their proven effects before offering these to you. Many times, new gimmicky treatments can be used that waste time and money. Rest assured what YOU receive at Orthodontic Arts will be proven treatments with the most effective outcomes to help you achieve a HEALTHY, BROAD, BEAUTIFUL SMILE!

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Schedule a complimentary consultation with us today for braces in OKC to learn more about the best treatment options for you. Click here to schedule your no-charge first exam today!