Grubaugh Orthodontics is your East Lansing braces expert Grubaugh Orthodontics is a trusted provider of brilliant, straight smiles in the East Lansing area. Our team of orthodontic experts creates beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages, utilizing a variety of orthodontic options including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces. Braces treatment with your East Lansing braces expert Before beginning braces treatment, our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth to create a customized treatment plan based on your specific orthodontic needs. Our orthodontist, Dr. Ed Grubaugh, will formulate a plan that addresses the movements your teeth need to make to achieve optimal position. This plan will help us decide on how your brackets will be placed. Once brackets have been attached, a wire will be inserted to provide customized pressure on all teeth that need to be moved. Remodeling, a process that involves minor changes in the bone surrounding the roots of teeth, encourages precise movements of the teeth through bends in the wire. The pressure and bone remodeling slowly moves teeth into the correct position. Regular use of a retainer after braces treatment will help prevent natural drifting of teeth back to their old positions. What your DeWitt braces expert offers Grubaugh Orthodontics offers a variety of treatment options to correct almost any oral problem, whether simple or complex. Traditional metal braces are an excellent, cost-effective option that can work faster than other treatments to close gaps and align teeth, shortening overall treatment time. Ceramic braces are another great option that works similarly to metal braces, but with clear ceramic brackets for a more discrete treatment option. These braces are popular with older teen and adult patients. However, due to the size and brittleness of the brackets, we normally do not recommend them for younger patients. Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are constructed with high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and customizable than ever, with the option to choose colored or clear elastics. Your trusted East Lansing braces expert At Grubaugh Orthodontics, we provide personalized care that leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Our team focuses on patients as individuals, addressing concerns and treatment needs for patients of all ages. Using cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we provide efficient, comfortable care that can change your smile and your life. Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!