First Phase Treatment (Interceptive)

Interceptive or 'early' is designed to prevent or minimize dental and skeletal problems as they develop. The exact age for this type of treatment is dependent upon what the problem is. Read More >>

Second Phase Treatment

The second phase is begun when most of the permanent teeth have erupted, and requires braces on all of the teeth for an average of 24 months. Retainers will follow to hold the teeth in their new corrected positions. Read More >>


The wearing of retainers is an extremely important part of orthodontic treatment. Retainers are worn after the braces are removed to help hold the teeth stable while the gums and bone adapts. The retainers can removable or bonded to the teeth. Further the removable retainer can be of clear plastic or may need to be of a wire and plastic design. They are worn full-time to start (except for eating, brushing, active sports or playing certain musical instruments. We will inform you when they can be worn less often, but the time may need to be increased if they begin to fit tightly. They should be handled delicately as they can be broken. In addition, they can be damaged by heat and pets, so please keep them in their case when not in use. Read More >>

We are thankful for all of your great care and thoughtfullness to our family over the years.
- Kathy P. (Neenah)