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Orthodontics - Braces and Invisalign

What is Orthodontics? 

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with moving or straightening teeth. The goal is to correct improperly positioned teeth to avoid future dental problems. Problems that can be corrected through orthodontic treatment include: 

  • Crooked teeth
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Speech and chewing problems caused by tooth and jaw positioning

Orthodontics Near Me | Options for Straightening Your Teeth

Today, you have many orthodontics options when it comes to achieving your goal of a “perfect” smile. Your options include:

  • Metal braces
  • Invisalign 

The orthodontics treatment you choose depends on your specific dental needs. Our team will work with you to help you decide the right path to your perfect smile! 

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are the ones most people are familiar with. First, your orthodontist fixes metal or ceramic brackets to your teeth. Then, wires are threaded through slots in the brackets to create movement. Then, we connect the wires and brackets using small, non-intrusive rubber bands. You will experience gentle but constant pressure on your teeth to move them into position. Lastly, we recommend periodic visits to our office to check the progress of your treatment. Treatment times can range from 6 months to 2 years. Orthodontics through traditional braces are available at our Paragould, AR office only. 


Invisalign orthodontics, the most comfortable and popular orthodontics treatment available, provides patients with comfort, aesthetic appeal, and the highest quality materials available. Your Invisalign dentist uses the latest CAD/CAM technology to create a detailed alignment plan to move teeth into their ideal position. In addition, the Invisalign system offers patients the added benefit of years of research, trial, and success. Invisalign clear braces are durable and proven effective in shifting crooked, gapped, and misaligned teeth into position along the path of least resistance. 

Higginbotham Family Dentist | Find Orthodontics Near Me 

If you would like to learn more about all the orthodontics options available at Higginbotham Family Dental, please give your local practice a call today to schedule a Free Consultation. We look forward to helping you find out if traditional metal braces or Invisalign are the right option to create your “perfect” smile through orthodontics! We also offer Dental Payment Plans and accept Care Credit!