Orthodontics – Lacey, WA

Straighten Your Teeth
& Improve Your Oral Health


Straight teeth aren’t just more beautiful, they’re also healthier. At any age or stage of dental development, we’re dedicated to helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles. At Peterson & Cammack Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer traditional braces. If you’re interested in finding out more, call our dental office to schedule your orthodontic consultation today. We’ll review your case, capture diagnostic images, and create a personalized plan for orthodontics in our Lacey, WA dental office to perfectly align your smile.

Why Choose Peterson & Cammack Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Orthodontics?

  • Custom-Tailored Orthodontic Treatment
  • Treatments for Teens & Adults
  • Flexible Additional Financing Available

Traditional Braces

Teen with traditional braces smiling

Traditional braces use brackets and wires attached to teeth to shift smiles into alignment. Brackets are cemented onto the front surfaces of teeth. Then, wires are attached to the brackets, and these wires are adjusted to place pressure on the smile and move teeth into their ideal position. For patients with advanced bite alignment concerns like over, under, or crossbite, elastics may be needed. These elastic bands are attached to the brackets where they place pressure across the smile line gently shifting your bite into position, so it fits together and functions flawlessly. The entire treatment process usually takes between 18 to 24 months.

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Smiling patient holding a retainer

Following alignment using traditional braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer daily for a specifically recommended amount of time based on your unique orthodontic situation. Wearing your retainer as directed is the only way to ensure the longevity of your orthodontic treatment. When teeth move into their new positioning during orthodontic treatments, the supportive bone and gum tissues need to be reshaped and reattached to the tooth roots to anchor the smile in its new position, and wearing a retainer allows these supportive tissues to reset properly.

SureSmile® Braces

Patient placing SureSmile aligner tray

With SureSmile braces, you can reduce your orthodontic treatment time by 33%! This process uses advanced technology that relies on robots to bend and customize your archwire as well as your own body temperature to move your teeth more precisely over time. You can expect a more enjoyable experience that produces results much quicker than traditional metal braces. Not to mention, SureSmile braces are more comfortable to wear because of the fewer adjustments needed by your trusted dental expert.

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Other Cosmetic Options

Man's smile compared with tooth color chart

If your smile functions properly but you have teeth that are unevenly positioned with large gaps or tight spacing, we may be able to use less invasive cosmetic dentistry solutions to deliver the desired results. Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that are often referred to as instant orthodontics because a skilled cosmetic dentist can completely transform the smile line using this one simple treatment. Direct bonding using tooth-colored filling material is another solution that may be an effective treatment to close small gaps or reshape teeth.