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Traditional Metal Braces

Why should you consider metal braces? This tried-and-true method for perfecting your smile offers a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Stability and Strength: Metal is stronger than other types orthodontic treatments, which decreases the risk of treatment disruption due to broken components.
  • Cost Effective Solution: The most affordable treatment to straighten your smile is to choose metal braces. Stainless steel is used because it is cost effective and efficient. You can create the smile of your dreams while staying within your budget.
  • Customized Treatments: Certain orthodontic situations can’t be corrected with other treatments. Metal is a versatile material, making it the best way to fix nearly all orthodontic issues.

Holistic Orthodontic Alternatives

In the dental and orthodontics industries, it has been found that titanium is the most biocompatible metal to use in our profession. Titanium offers the perfect solution for a biocompatible and holistic orthodontic system. We can replace the common nickel titanium and stainless steel archwires with titanium orthodontic wires.

Benefits of Holistic Orthodontics Brackets

These are a few of the reasons many people prefer this holistic orthodontics treatment over traditional methods:

  • Titanium offers durability, flexibility, strength, and resistance to corrosion. The use of this metal is popular in the medical and sports industries.
  • Archwires made with titanium offer a unique stored energy that delivers continuous, sustained forces to gently move the teeth into position.
  • This metal is biocompatible and made from the same materials that are used for a variety of medical devices.
  • Brackets and buccal tubes made with titanium provide precise pressure over the course of the treatment.
  • Some patients experience allergic reactions from heavy metals, but titanium helps to decrease the likelihood of these reactions. We offer biocompatible materials, thermos-framed plastic retainers, and even gluten-free retainers if needed.

Why We Offer Titanium Orthodontic Options

We are proud to offer the best, most sophisticated treatment options for our patients, and we specifically chose these materials because of their benefits, which include:

  • A Biocompatible and Holistic Orthodontic Treatment System
  • Decrease In the Risk of Hypersensitivity to the Metals
  • Durability, Flexibility, and Resistance to Corrosion
  • Improved Bond Strength

Clear Braces

If you’re interested in getting braces but are interested in a more subtle form of treatment, you can choose a less noticeable alternative – clear braces! This treatment improves your appearance during treatment without sacrificing the effectiveness and cost efficiency of your results.

One of the main concerns about traditional braces is the appearance of having silver brackets and wires covering the surface of the teeth. It is impossible to talk or smile without people seeing the metal. Clear braces are a great alternative because the neutral-colored materials blend in with the natural hues of your teeth.

Popular With Adults & Teens!

Clear braces are less visible to other people, so it is easy to see why this treatment is so popular among both teens and adults. Adolescents and teens often prefer clear braces because they create more vibrancy in the colors of the ties.

Regardless of your age, these orthodontic treatments are valuable and confidence-boosting at any stage in life. If you want a straight, beautiful smile, then you need to talk to an experienced orthodontist about the benefits of braces. Choose the clear design to maintain a beautiful, white smile throughout treatment time.

Blend In With A Natural Smile

Clear braces are the perfect solution for patients who are looking for a straighter smile while minimizing the appearance of the braces. White wires can even be used for special occasions to minimize the visibility of the braces even more.

For example, if you are anticipating an upcoming wedding, graduation, or family pictures, consider clear braces. These clear materials will allow you to smile confidently without worrying about the visible appearance of the silver hardware making an appearance in your photos.


Do you love the idea of straightening your smile without the discomfort of traditional braces? Invisalign is an orthodontics system that uses a series of clear aligners to gently reposition your teeth.

Why Is Invisalign Such A Popular Smile Solution?

  • Removable trays that don’t disrupt daily meals and activities
  • A system in which the teeth are gently and painlessly shifted to move them in the proper place
  • Easy maintenance, since there are no brackets or wires to adjust
  • Custom-fit trays that are comfortable to wear, designed in a sequential series to create the perfect smile over a short period of time

Is Invisalign Right For Teens?

Invisalign as an excellent alternative to traditional braces for both adults and teens alike! Teens love Invisalign because they can:

  • Straighten their smile without the hassle or self-consciousness of wearing traditional metal braces
  • Enjoy their favorite foods or take photos by popping out the trays for an hour when needed
  • Allow their orthodontist to take advantage of the growth spurt they experience during their teenage years to also shape their bite correctly during treatment

rAlign Custom Aligners

Customized Aligner Treatment For Less Cost

rAlign Aligners are Drs. Red & Ritchey’s specialized custom-made aligners, a highly effective alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. The rAlign process helps us to effectively meet our patients’ needs for high-quality, easy-to-use, and simple yet efficient orthodontic treatment. By using cutting-edge 3D design software, we are able to use digital impressions our patients’ teeth to create customized treatment plans. When worn adequately, rAlign aligners are able to correct overbites, underbites, overly spaced teeth, crowding of teeth, and most typical orthodontic issues in the most comfortable, convenient, and subtle way possible. Treatment time for rAlign clear aligner treatment can be as quick as 2 or 3 aligners (2 to 3 weeks) and as lengthy as 30 months depending upon the specific orthodontic needs of the patient. Since our doctors and staff do all the treatment planning, development and fabrication for Align aligners, this treatment is much less costly and more customizable then other invisible aligner treatment options.

Early Treatment

When Should Your Child See An Orthodontist?

According to recommendations provided by the American Association of Orthodontists, children should have their first orthodontic evaluation before the age of 7 OR at the first sign of orthodontic problems. These early treatments can play a vital role in correcting irregular development and growth of the jaw and teeth before they get worse over time, saving you treatment time and money in the process.

Why Schedule An Early Orthodontic Evaluation?

Here are a few reasons why it is in your child’s best interest to schedule an orthodontic exam for them by the age of 7:

  • Early detection allows us to identify small signs of problems in the way the teeth are emerging and the jaw is growing to stop small problems before they become big ones.
  • Even if your child’s teeth appear to be straight, there are other potential issues that can be detected by an orthodontist that might not be immediately obvious but could cause orthodontic issues down the road.
  • The checkup can indicate that your child’s bite is fine, or we could identify developing problems that need to be addressed. These problems are sometimes monitored for a while to ensure the proper timing of the treatment.
  • Early intervention makes it possible to avoid serious problems in the future. These preventative steps offer a proactive way to simplify treatment and avoid complicated procedures in adulthood.
  • If the face and jaw are done growing, then there are certain results that can no longer be achieved. These treatments are most effective when the bones are still forming.

Early Treatment Makes It Possible For Our Doctors To

  • Guide the growth of the jaw
  • Reduce the risk of damage to front teeth that are protruding
  • Correct oral habits that could be harmful to your child’s dental habits
  • Improve the appearance of your child’s smile
  • Align the permanent teeth as they are growing in
  • Improve lip posture

Our Technology

Drs. Red & Ritchey are committed to implementing the latest innovations in technology & equipment to provide the patients we serve with the most hi-tech, superior orthodontic treatment techniques and results possible.

We are proud to utilize innovative treatment technologies that include:

Ortho Insight 3D

Ortho Insight 3D provides the digital tools needed for creating treatment plans and designing aligners. Our AutoAlign feature can set up the teeth in ideal positions in just the click of a button!

Indirect Bonding Services

Drs. Red and Ritchey offer indirect bonding treatment to patients that the doctors determine are appropriate for and would benefit from this specialized procedure. We digitally set up the brackets with robotic precision using Ortho Insight 3D software. We then 3D print the custom indirect bonding transfer trays. Each bracket is exactly positioned on each tooth of the patient, which allows multiple concurrent bonding appointments.

Juell 3D Printer

The JUELL™ 3D-3 printer uses DLP technology, which is superior to laser-based printers and has the highest level of resolution and accuracy in its class. Unlike other popular printers on the market, JUELL™ 3D-3 is known for its ability to rapidly produce a high volume of surgical guides and dental models for aligners and digital dentures without compromising accuracy for just a few dollars per model. This new generation of JUELL™ 3D is powered by JUELL™ 3D Flash OC software that prints with optimized accuracy. Coupled with precision optics and mechanics, JUELL™ 3D-3 surpasses its competition in speed, precision and price. JUELL™ 3D-3 is the emerging standard for busy orthodontic offices, implant practices and laboratories.

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