Why Braces?

There are many reasons for braces. Most importantly, they improve your smile and confidence. Braces also correct your bite allowing for easier chewing and better speech, they also align teeth so you can clean between your teeth, and they eliminate harmful wear patterns that can potentially destroy your teeth and gums. Braces can also be used to open or close spaces for implants, crowns, or bridges. Despite all of these benefits, Drs. David and Ethan Drake rarely insist that someone absolutely needs braces. Instead they offer a pressure-free environment, so that you can comfortably explore your options without any commitments. Braces are a wonderful way to improve your oral presentation and health, but getting braces is a decision you have to make. We love helping people reach their goal of a fantastic new confident smile!

My Dentist does braces, why do I need an orthodontist?

Because orthodontists are specifically trained to serve you! After 4 years of dental school, an orthodontist completes another 2-3 years of specialized orthodontic training at an accredited university. An orthodontist does not do fillings, crowns, or cleanings. Instead, we are specially trained to deal with problems of tooth alignment and bite function. We work closely with pediatric dentists, family dentists, as well as other dental specialists on every case to create an efficient dental team aimed at creating that perfect smile for each and every patient. If you have questions about why you should see a licensed orthodontist for your treatment, please give us a call or visit the American Association of Orthodontists website at (www.mylifemysmile.org)