Cape Girardeau Orthodontist | Orthodontist in Cape Girardeau | Jackson Orthodontist | Dexter Braces

Nathan McGuire D.M.D., M.S.           (573) 334-5755

Courtney Atkinson  D.M.D.                (573) 776-1355

Types of Braces

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Metal braces (stainless steel) are the most popular type of braces used throughout the country. If you choose metal braces for your treatment plan, Crowe and McGuire Orthodontics utilizes the most comfortable, efficient, and technologically advanced metal braces available.

braces_metal2.jpg Many patients enjoy having different colors placed on their braces as a means of personal expression and fun. Because it's so simple to change the colors, feel free to swap them at every visit.


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braces_ceramic2.jpg Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear ceramic braces are an aesthetic alternative for those who don't want their braces to show as much. Clear braces move your teeth in exactly the same way as metal braces do. Like metal braces, they are extremely comfortable to wear and very efficient at moving teeth.








Invisible Braces- (Invisalign®)

Introducing Invisalign®. The invisible way to straighten your teeth, without braces.

A brand new millennium technology has been developed which uses computer scanners and virtual reality to plan the gradual movement of teeth by clear overlay retainer appliances.

Invisalign works through a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. The overlay appliances are constructed via computer with only ½ mm movement of the malposed (crooked) teeth for each clear overlay appliance. The treatment consists of a series of these clear overlay retainer appliances.

The number of appliances required to straighten the teeth completely varies according to the severity of the malocclusion (bad bite). They are designed to be worn 24 hours per day, with the exception of eating and oral hygiene.

Invisalign® can give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. So, now you can smile more during treatment as well as after.

What is Invisalign®?
  • Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
  • Invisalign® uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
  • Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.
  • Invisalign® also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position that has been prescribed.
  • You'll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
  • Although the time and total number of aligners needed will vary from patient to patient, total treatment time averages 9-15 months, and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30.

Cape Girardeau Orthodontist. Dr. Nathan McGuire provides Orthodontist, Braces, Invisalign, Retainers, Crooked Teeth, Orthodontics, Expanders to the following locations: Jackson, Dexter, Poplar Bluff, . Jackson Orthodontist providing excellent orthodontic care including Orthodontist, Braces, Invisalign, Retainers, Crooked Teeth, Orthodontics, Expanders in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Dexter, Poplar Bluff, Missouri.