If you like the shape and color of your teeth, however want a more natural process to alter crooked, uneven or protruding teeth orthodontics may be the best option for you or your loved one. In addition to being less attractive, crowded and unevenly spaced teeth have oral health implications often resulting in food traps, decay, periodontal disease, bone loss, and bad breath. Conventional as well as modern orthodontic techniques will shift teeth into the proper position with time resulting in attractive, straight teeth. Dr. Ray Morgan is a general dentist trained specifically in Orthodontics. His extensive training in orthodontic care and techniques qualifies him to offer this type of care to his patients.


Traditional orthodontics have been used for a long time in modern dentistry to create a pleasing visual result as well as eliminate uneven spacing. Brackets, porcelain colored or metal colored, and thin metal wires are established and tweaked usually on a monthly basis to properly move teeth into an ideal position and ensure proper occlusion or bite results. Traditional orthodontic treatment plans are created individually for each patient and may take several years to completely shift teeth into proper placement. Once treatment is completed, retainers both removable and permanently-fixed can be used to maintain your beautiful, natural results.


Dr. Ray Morgan and the team at Art of Cosmetic Dentistry also use ClearCorrect clear, removable orthodontic aligners to gradually shift patient’s teeth into position and create a desired orthodontic effect. These reinforced, plastic aligners are individually crafted using the latest technology in mapping and molding to ensure effectiveness and precision. Patients can choose to leave aligners in for a maximum part of each day or they can remove as needed for speaking, eating and special occasions. ClearCorrect patients must be eligible for this type of orthodontic treatment, so please inquire with our team to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation with our doctors. Your consultation will consist of an opportunity to tour our office, discuss orthodontic treatment questions with our doctors and determine next steps, which often includes an exam and Panoramic X-ray to examine your mouth. Diagnostic casts are also created to communicate clearly doctors, patients and labs desired outcome for the treatment. ClearCorrect is most commonly used to treat crowding, uneven spacing, cross bite and overbite issues. Contact our office today to learn more about Orthodontics and our use of traditional and ClearCorrect systems to achieve your desired results.