Types of Braces

Upland Orthodontics Gray and Ehrler - treatmentAt Gray & Ehrler Orthodontic Specialists, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options for kids, teens and adults.  Using SureSmile braces, Incognito hidden braces and Orchestrate clear aligners, Dr. Gray and Dr. Ehrler have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve and maintain the straight, beautiful smile that you desire. We strive to provide top-of-the-line treatments to every patient, focusing on your unique, individual needs and goals.

SureSmile®
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Unlike traditional metal braces, SureSmile technology uses 3-D imaging to customize each patient’s archwires, giving Dr. Gray and Dr. Ehrler more control to precisely determine your treatment plan. The Shape Memory alloy wires used in the SureSmile design are also more effective than the traditional wires used in conventional braces. Therefore, SureSmile offers up to 40% faster treatment times as well as fewer office visits and more overall comfort with high quality results!

Lingual Braces: Incognito™ & Forestadent™ 2D

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If Dr. Gray determines that you are a candidate for IncognitoTM Hidden Braces, he will develop a customized treatment plan for you. An impression of your teeth—along with Dr. Gray’s prescription—will be sent to the 3MTM IncognitoTM Hidden Braces laboratory, where a technician will fabricate custom-fit brackets and archwires. State-of-the-art digital technology is used when creating your IncognitoTM Hidden Braces by matching the unique contours of the back of your teeth for maximum comfort and optimum efficiency. Once Dr. Gray receives your custom-made IncognitoTM Hidden Braces, you will come in for your bonding appointment. You will then be on your way to a straight, beautiful smile that can be dramatically improve your appearance and self-esteem.

 

ForestadentTM 2D Lingual Braces are German engineered braces for behind your teeth use by Dr. Gray and Dr. Ehrler. These braces are immediately available for quick, comfortable alignment of your teeth. Lingual braces are often combined with Orchestrate Clear Aligners for fast results without unnecessary discomfort and look of braces on the front of the teeth.

Orchestrate Clear Aligners

We also offer Orchestrate clear aligners for teens and adults, giving you a straighter smile with comfortable, removable and near-invisible aligners. Orchestrate 3D imaging technology provides the doctors with impression-less 3D digital images of your entire mouth. This allows the doctors to develop a precise roadmap for your planned tooth movement and individual outcome. Orchestrate clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces that can give you a more confident smile without metal wires or brackets.

Treatment involves a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners that gradually move your teeth just like braces do. Aligners can benefit both mature teen and adult mouths, and can treat a variety of cases including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps
  • Space Closure
  • Relapse of previous orthodontic treatment

You can remove your aligners whenever you eat, brush or floss. It’s a fantastic way to get the straight, beautiful smile of your dreams without the use of braces!

Acceledent ®

AcceleDent® is an orthodontic device used to complement orthodontic treatment and designed to speed up treatment time and reduce discomfort with only 20 minutes of daily use by using tiny vibrations, or SoftPulse Technology®, to safely speed up tooth movement. AcceleDent® is clinically proven to accelerate tooth movement by 50%.

If you are located in the Inland Empire area and are interested in orthodontic treatment, please contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment. We will set up an initial examination to determine your orthodontic needs and which of our treatment options is right for you. We look forward to serving you!