Braces are dental appliances used to correct teeth alignment problems. They help improve the function and aesthetics of the patient’s smile. The kind of orthodontic treatment you have will depend on the technique used and the materials with which the braces are made. Dr. Morine will know how to guide you to choose the treatment that best suits your case and budget. Among these options we have:
  • Traditional braces
  • Low-visibility braces
  • Hidden braces
  • Clear aligners/ Clear braces
  • Hybrid orthodontic treatment


If your regular dentist notices problems with your teeth or jaws that may require treatment, he or she will refer you to Dr. Morine, the orthodontist specialist at Bible Hill Family Dentistry.
  • Dr. Morine will conduct a full exam of your face, teeth, and jaws.
  • After a previous dental analysis and diagnosis, a treatment plan will be customized for you.
  • On your next visit to the dental office, the braces and the arch wire will be placed. The arch wire is the one that will make your teeth move.
  • Treatments with braces require small adjustments and substitutions over time. You will agree for monthly check-up appointments with Dr. Morine.
  • After having achieved the desired results, the appliances will be removed.
  • In most cases, to prevent your teeth from misaligning, you will be recommended a dental retainer.


Dental retainers are custom-made removable or fixed appliances that are mostly used as the last phase of the orthodontic treatment; they help maintain the position of straightened teeth.
Removable retainers are often used for the upper teeth and fixed retainers for the lower teeth, but this will depend on each case and also on the patient’s commitment to oral hygiene,
These appliances may be made of plastic, acrylic or metal.


The orthodontic treatment plan for children may vary depending on the patient’s needs. In patients with cleft lip and palate, orthodontic pre-surgical appliances must be placed on the first week after birth. For most kids, abnormal teeth position, missing teeth or misalignments usually become noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, therefore orthodontic treatment can often begin between those ages. Treatment that begins while a child’s facial bones are still growing help produce optimal results because it is easier to move their teeth.
It is necessary to visit your dentist from an early age because this will put your children on the path to a healthy smile for life. Your dentist may:

⦁ Identify extra or missing teeth
⦁ Correct harmful habits
⦁ Guide tooth eruption into the proper position
⦁ Make space for crowded teeth
⦁ Prevent further damage to teeth and gums

Dental visits help prevent complications and in some cases; the need for additional and costlier orthodontic therapy.



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